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6th September 2018 – Majorca

Well its just like what they say about  London buses, you don’t see one for ages and then two come along together. Not really together, as the osprey we saw today was a long way from the last one in Somerset: this one was on the Parc Natural de S’Albufera in Majorca.

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We met a very gruff attendant at the information office and then ended up walking for miles without seeing anything special (other than a Purple Gallinule – Purple Swamphen and a dead snake) only to realise that all the best things to see were close to the information office.

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There were little egrets (and a few cattle egret) everywhere.

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The other highlights were black-winged stilts, avocets, Audouin gulls,ruffs and both grey and purple heron.

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Although it was very hot it was also very overcast and not particularly good light for photography. However, I’m sure we shall be going back when its a bit brighter.

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