Sunday, 30 April 2017

Mallorca - Cuber Reservoir...

On our way to a day out in Soller on the west side of Mallorca we stopped twice on the way, hoping to catch up with a few more birds of prey...

First was the viewpoint overlooking the Torrent de Pareis, where we suspect we were too early for vultures, however a group of 17 birds sat on a ridge eventually took off and revealed themselves as Black Kites. A dark morph Booted Eagle also appeared over a distant ridge and a couple of Wrynecks were calling from the trees behind.

Further west we stopped at Cuber Reservoir, which proved to be much more successful with really nice views of 4 Black Vultures, and eventually 3 Griffon Vultures, along with 2 Booted Eagles, a Red Kite and 10+ Raven. Passerines here included Water Pipits and Firecrests.

On the drive back from Soller, our only Osprey of the trip was sat on a rock overlooking the reservoir at Gorg Blau and 2 Crag Martins flew over.

Black Vultures

Griffon Vulture
Red Kite
Video best viewed in HD at 720p/1080p. Note the Wrynecks calling in the background!

No comments:

Post a Comment