Just a few shots of my recent visit to Majorca I have just selected a few at random and most are just as taken , spent most of my time at Son Real, Abufera, Boquer Valley area as much looking for flowers especially Orchids of which I found 8 species but considering there are 60 its just over 10% ,but hey I can always go back !
We based ourselves at Can Picafort its heavily patronised by the Germans so you would be better to brush up on your German as Spanish , the reserve at Albufera ia walkable from here but you would only want to do it once as is the deck at San Bosc and Son Real , buses where a bit hit and miss this early in the season but very reasonably priced a trip to the reserve is 1.55 Euro , I like to walk so we walked to Son Real twice ,the reserve once , Son Bosc 3 times and around the reserve path once .
Some reasonable numbers of waders around despite it apparently being quiet , Spotted Redshanks , Wood Sandpipers, Ruff, Common Sandpipers , Little Ringed Plovers , and Kentish Plovers , Greenshanks with a couple of Little Stints , Temminck's Stints , and Collared Pratincoles and large numbers of Black Winged Stilt . Reading what had passed over the Island while I was there was rather impressive though I had made the decision not to hire a car and chase all over the place after birds
Little Egrets although fantastic don't have the magic they once had, with frequent sightings around my home now a sight I never thought I would see !!!
An Epic bus trip to Port Soller , which held hundreds of Yellow Legged Gulls , but the vast number of cyclists on the way up the steep mountain roads meant the journey seemed to take forever , and it's no easier coming back down as they are going some pace and in packs , another reason I did not fancy driving
Most of the Flowers I came across I as yet have no idea as to their names , but I can still enjoy them
Saw plenty of Bee-Eaters but they where always distant , I love there bubbly call as they fly over
Many of the |Bee Orchids seem very similar so I took lots of photos to help ID
A lot of the Orchids had gone over in the strong sunlight so finding some fresher blooms was harder