Category: Nature

Egrets

I received a message the other day from Barry, our esteemed former GA Advertiser editor. He had been asked by another reader if I could answer a few questions about all the white egrets which descend on the Clot during the evening to roost in the reed beds. As many of you will know, the
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Common Crane

Most birders keep lists of the birds they’ve seen. We can’t help it, it’s just one of those things we do, and we keep different lists for different places. I have a UK list (278) a USA list (109 – well it was only a two-week visit in 2006), a Spain list (194) an Offshore
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GLOSSY IBIS

GLOSSY IBIS I am experiencing some trepidation about returning to Gran Alacant this month – we have not been here since June, and I have seen the pictures on social media of the horrendous deluge which occurred in September. I wonder what sort of condition my house will be in when we arrive, and will
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Trumpeter Finch

Earlier this year, while I was at home in the UK, I was somewhat irritated and envious when my birding friend Greta (who lives in Gran Alacant) posted a photograph she had taken in the countryside near La Marina. It was on a Facebook group dedicated to bird sightings in our area, and showed a
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