A Nightingale sang on Mallorca Square
Food consists of insects, Spiders, Woodlice, Snails and Earthworms...
Stripes and Streaks
Moths are not particularly palatable to a lot of bird species, but one summer breeder we get here will certainly have a go at eating them, and that is the Mediterranean Flycatcher.
The herdsman and the poppy
Poppies contain an alkaloid called ‘rhoeadine’, a mild sedative.
Vanessa and Alexandria
Wandering around Alburcutx Tower, Son Real beach and the Albufereta Marsh all saw good numbers of Painted Lady's with some Brimstones mixed in too.
Hide and Seek
Crossbills on Mallorca are of the sub-species ‘Balearica’, and in Catalan, they are known as ‘Trencapynions’, or the ‘pine nut cracker’.
Wild Mallorca: King Tereus and Tolpis
The Greek playwright Aristophanes (446-386 BC) states King Tereus was transformed into a Hoopoe by the Gods as punishment for his crimes.
Eleanor of Arborea
They are skilful hunters, and will take large insects such as dragonflies, which are transferred from the talons to the beak, all during flight.
Wild Mallorca: Merops has returned
Bee Eaters are gregarious, nesting colonially in sandy banks, preferably near to river shores, but not always.
Wild Mallorca: Chatting Cettis
Now, spring has already sprung, and butterflies are on the wing, and coupled with this, the landscape is slowly changing as more and more plants reveal their beautiful colours.
Gulls and white bits
Gulls can tend to be overlooked, but the next time you see these two species, stop and watch them.
Yellows, strawberry red and pale whites
The spring equinox will soon be upon us, and soon, nature will be revelling in the warmer weather...
Plovers and others
Life is still a bit slow moving on Mallorca, but once the spring comes...
Snipe, orange and Friar’s
Very soon butterflies will be on the wing and the plants will be emerging to start bringing a splash of colour to the landscape...
Moustaches in the Spanish Canes
This week in Wild Mallorca:Taking a walk into the Albufera reserve.
Corvids and Russulas
There have been a few sightings of Jackdaws from the south recently. A rare vagrant on the island.
Carpets of yellow, lumps, and a leaf warbler
The winter birdwatching on Mallorca continues with some good sightings.
The Owl and the Tortoise
This week in Wild Mallorca: Were you aware that a species of tortoise can be found on Mallorca?
Neville James-Davies 29/03/2022 10:34