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Slavonian Grebe*Podiceps auritus. The two birds, probably those  seen at Ebre Delta during this autumn and january were seen again at Fangar Bay on 5.2 (David Bigas). Presumably one of those was off l'Ampolla beach, Ebre Delta on 25.2 (Jordi Martí, E.Brunsó, T. Montràs, O. Panyella). Two more were at Roses bay, off Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona, on 3.2 (Joan Darana, Noèlia Imbernón).  Another moulting into summer plumage was seen at El Abra, Getxo, Bizkaia on 23.2 (Juan Carlos Lorenzo). While 7 birds were seen of Santoña marshes, Cantabria, on 1.2 (Enrique Gómez).

Pied-Billed Grebe* Podilymbus podiceps. Second record for Spain, first for the mainland after a bird in Tenerife, Canaries in January 1991: a bird, presumably a long-stayer, was present at least on 19-20.2 at pantano de La Grajera, Logroño, La Rioja (Ignacio Gámez, Carlos Gutiérrez Expósito). Still there on 25.2 (Alfonso Luís López).

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis. Three recent reports from Gipuzkoa, Euskadi: 1.02: One adult beached at Playa de Itzurun, Zumaia, Gipuzkoa. 2.02: Another adult found dead and petrolled at Playa de Itzurun, Zumaia, Gipuzkoa. 4.02: An adult dead at Algorri, Zumaia, Gipuzkoa (Aitor Leiza, Inaxio Manterola).

Mediterranean Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan. Scarce visitor: about 60% or more of the c.100 Puffinus seen in a seawatching off Roses bay, Girona, on 10.2 belonged to this species, the rest being Balearic Shearwaters (P.mauretanicus).(Emma Guinart).

Great White Egret Egretta alba. Scattered observations here and there. A bird was at Laguna Dulce, Málaga, on 11.2 (Blás López, Ignacio Páez y Fco. Rodriguez). On 10.2 a group of 9 roosted in  Brazo del Este, Sevilla (P.Chiclana, J. Seoane, J.A. Lama, S. Prados, F.López) and 3 more were there on 25.2 (Francisco Chiclana). In Catalonia, despite the Ebre Delta wintering population, a bird was at Llobregat Delta NR on 13.2 (F.López, E.Guinart, R.Gutiérrez, F.X.Santaeufemia, A.Ramal) which was seen again on 22.2 (F.López). Another was at Pont de Vilomara, Bages, Catalonia on 14.1 (Aleix Comas). Furthermore, the bird seen in January in Bascara, Girona, was still there by early February (Ponç Feliu) while 2 birds were on 5.2 at Ter river at Girona (Eusebi Gispert-Saüch) but only one on 23.2 (Hubert Mas)
. Seven where near Navalmoral de la Mata, Cáceres on 26.2 (Pablo Gutiérrez)

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus. A party of 60 was at Brazo del Este, Sevilla on 11.2 (F.Chiclana, J. Seoane, J.A. Lama, S. Prados, F.López) with c.30 on 25.2 (F. Chiclana). The wintering group of 67 birds is still in Buda Island, Ebre Delta, Tarragona up to date (David Bigas/PNDE) and on 25.2 a party of 52 were visible from the Mitjorn observation tower (Jordi Martí, E.Brunsó, T. Montràs, O. Panyella). A group of 81 was at Madre de la Marisma, El Rocío, Doñana, Huelva, on 15.2 (Francisco Chiclana, S.Prados).

Mute Swan Cygnus olor. At Joyel marshes, Noja, Cantabria?, tehre were four birds on 17.2 (Gorka Ocio)

Brent Goose Branta bernicla. At Ria do Burgo, A Coruña, a bird was seen on 6.2 (Antonio Sandoval). Five birds were present at Santoña marshes, Cantabria on 3-4.2 (JC Atienza, J.Gómez et al.) with one on 17.2 (Gorka Ocio). Another two were at Santander bay on 3-4.2, at "La Barquería", near puntal de Somo(Luis G. Usillos y Juanjo Aja). At marisma de Baldaio, Carballo, A Coruña, a bird was seen on 18.2 (Gabriel Martín,  Enrique Mier). In the Mediterranean, where accidental, a bird was at Rambla Morales, at Cabo de Gata Natural Park, Almeria on 18.3(José Miguel).

White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons. A bird of the nominal ssp. was at laguna de A Frouxeira,Valdoviño, Galicia, on 9.2 (Gabriel Martín, Katarina Monreal y Fernando Riveiro)

American Black Duck* Anas rubipres. A bird was seen on 17.2 at laguna de Louro, Muros, Galicia (Antonio Sandoval), probably the same bird lingering in the area since last autumn. 

Green-Winged Teal* Anas carolinenis. An adult male was at Laguna de Boada de Campos, Palencia, on 23.2 (Enrique Gómez)

Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris . The three birds counted at Canal Vell lagoon, Ebre Delta on 13-17.1 were still there on 2.2 (David Bigas). The Ebre Delta has turned out to be the northernmost regular site for the species since last autumn 2000.

Scaup Aythya marila. Two males were at ria de Ferrol, A Coruña, Galicia, on 4.2 (Pablo Gutiérrez).

Ring-necked Duck* Aythya collaris.  On 11.2 a drake was still at the central pool of Rouxique gravel pits, Sao Genjo (Sanxenxo); Galiza (Galicia), with Tufted Ducks (Aythya fuligula)
(Jorge Pinheiro Álvarez, Cosme Damiám Romai Cousido).

Greater Yellowlegs* Tringa melanoleuca. The bird seen last autumn-winter was relocated again at Ria de Ortigueira, A Coruña, Galicia on 11.2 (José Miguel Alonso Pumar). It was still there on 28.2 (Pablo Gutiérrez /STERNA) having been in Galicia at least for over 3 months.

Crested Coot Fulica cristata. Away from reintroduced birds in NE Spain, and within original distribution area, a bird was seen at Laguna de Medina, Cádiz in company of  220 White-headed ducks Oxyura leucocephala (Francisco hiclana)

Laughing Gull* Larus atricilla. A 1st winter moulting into 1st summer bird was seen at El Abra, Getxo, Bizkaia on 19.2 (Gorka Ocio, JB Hormaechea). Another 1st winter was at laguna de Torrevieja, Alicante on 14.2 amongst 1500 Audouin's Gulls larus audouinii, but it may have been there for some weeks (Antonio Jacobo Ramos, Adolfo J. Quiles, Miguel A. Pavón)

Glaucous Gull* Larus hyperboreus. A 1st winter was seen at El Abra, Getxo, Nervión river mouth, near Bilbao, Euskadi on 1.2 (Gorka Ocio).

Iceland Gull* Larus glaucoides. A subadult was seen at Getaria harbour, Gipuzkoa, Euskadi on 1.2. (Aitor Leiza).

Ring-billed Gull* Larus delawarensis. A 1st winter was seen again at Ria do Burgo, Galicia, on 14-15.2 (Antonio Sandoval). Another bird with a hook in its legs was at El Abra, Getxo. Bizcaia, on 16.2 (Delfín González) and remained there on 28.2 (Gorka Ocio). A 2nd winter was on 14 and 17.2 at Pasaia Donibane-Pasajes de San Juan, Gipuzkoa (José María Gimón).

Little Auk Alle alle.  On 10.2a bird was found beached at Praia da Mexilhoeira, Ogrobe (O Grove), GALIZA (Galicia)(Cosme Damiám Romai Cousido). Another bird was observed alive near Arousa's bridge, Ilha de Arousa; GALIZA (Galicia), on 9.2 (Jorge Pinheiro Álvarez). A bird was closely seen fishing in the harbour of Portocubelo, Carnota, Galicia on 17.2 (Antonio Sandoval).

Pied Wagtail Motacilla (alba) yarrellii. In Catalonia, where extremely rare, a female was seen at Canal Vell - Sillero ricefields on 6.2 (David Bigas, Ferran López, Emma Guinart, Ricard Gutiérrez). In a more usual place, a bird was at Txingudi, Hondarribia, Euskadi, on 16.2 (Delfín González).

Siberian Stonechat* Saxicola torquata maura/stejnegeri. A male was seen at El Garxal area, Ebre Delta, Tarragona, on 2.2 (David Bigas).

Northern Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor. A very rare species only reaching (without precise knowing of current situation) N Spain. A bird was seen at Campiña de Hontoria, Llanes, Asturias, on 17.2 (Luís Carrera).

Brambling Fringilla montifringilla. Large concentration: a flock of c.500 birds present in arable fields near Vilobí d'Onyar, Girona from 21-27.1 probably still there (Joan Ventura).

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