Spring bird migration well under way in northeast Spain

Just a quick note of the “first” arrivals that I have had the fortune to encounter over the last week or so:

3 Short-toed Eagles (together, and screaming like gulls, weird)

Several Garganey, both male and female

Willow Warbler singing

A horde of Swallows and Sand Martins

Little Ringed Plover, Wood Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit and Black-winged Stilt as the wader representation

2 Egyptian Vultures and a few Black Kites in the Pre-Pyrenees

Tree Pipits calling, small parties of Yellow Wagtails

What I haven’t seen, despite looking:

Spectacled Warbler, Montagu’s Harrier (or even a flukey Pallid Harrier), House Martin

All the more reason to get out and about!

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