Monday, 29 May 2017

Mallorca - Son Real...

On our final full day on Mallorca we visited the reserve of Son Real on the east coast, and enjoyed probably our favourite birding of the trip. Highlights included some confiding Audouin's Gulls on the beach and Tawny Pipits, Thekla Larks and Balearic Woodchat Shrikes on the heath. Both Scopoli's Shearwater and Balearic Shearwater were offshore as well. What made the reserve special in our opinion was the great mix of habitats; farmland, heathland, coastal scrub and then the beach.

We ended with a total of 105 species being seen during the week we were there. A great trip!

Audouin's Gulls - adults and a second-summer.

Tawny Pipit

Kentish Plovers

Balearic Woodchat Shrike

Thekla Larks

Mediterranean Shag

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