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10th May 2018 – Menorca

Another lovely 12 k walk through the Mediterranean scrubland from our hotel to the tiny port at Cala Alcafar and back.

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We saw very few birds (just a couple of gulls, a few swallows and 2 swifts) until we were within 20 metres of our hotel when, magically, a flock of bee eaters appeared on the wire in the next field. As I was photographing them a linnet also appeared on the wire. As soon as I turned round we saw a Thekla’s lark on another wire and it took to the air and flew very much like a sky lark.

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DSC07118About the sum of the birds we had seen until the very last moment.

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DSC07126Our path through the Mediterranean scrubland

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DSC07198Not many birds on our walk but plenty of wildlife

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DSC07444I had been hoping all week to see bee eaters

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DSC07464Thekla’s lark

Encouraged by seeing the bee eaters I also took a couple of photos of the swallows nesting in the hotel reception.

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Wonderful!

Click below for gallery of photos from today (including lots of lichen as I hadn’t seen many birds!)

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