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Rare Birds in Spain

Recent Reports: Latest sightings
All birds featured are rarities needing homologation by the CR/SEO
See the information page for how to submit records to CR/SEO either by mail or online

From March 2005 this webpage only includes records of birds needing homologation by CR/SEO. For other local rarities contact local bird reports or records committees. See here rarities only for the Canary Islands also dealt by CR/SEO

Number of rarities this month Citations / Citaciones / Com citar
Species index (n= 12 + 15 =27) + 3 Canary Islands
Cygnus cygnus Alopochen aegyptiaca Aythya collaris
Anser brachyrhynchus Anas americana Melanitta perspicillata
Branta bernicla hrota Anas carolinensis Mergus merganser
Aix galericulata Anas discors Oxyura jamaicensis


Egretta gularis x garzetta Larus atricilla Anthus richardi
Threskiornis aethiopicus Larus delawarensis  Anthus godlewskii
Haliaeetus albicilla Larus fuscus fuscus Sturnus roseus
Circus macrourus Larus glaucoides Emberiza rustica
Buteo rufinus Actitis macularius Emberiza pusilla


Tadorna tadorna Larus melanocephalus Coccothraustes coccothraustes
* processing of these rarities dealt by CR/SEO, hence their inclusion here
See also last month news for late updates or long-stayers


Whooper Swan* Cygnus cygnus (1,2)
(1) The adult found on 20.11 at Estuario del Eume, Pontedeume, A Coruña was still there on 3.12 (Xabier Remirez, David Calleja; L.Mario Arce). See a photo below (D.Calleja) and on 4.12 (O.Llama, R.Vidal, L.Suárez, X.Varela)

Photo above: David Calleja.3.12.2005
(2)From 14.12 (J.Gómez Navedo, Alejandro G.Herrera) to 18.12 there was one adult at R.N. de Santoña y Noja, Cantabria (Alejandro G.Herrera)This bird might have arrived to the area at least a week before, according to the wardens information and given it is in a secluded and unfrequented area (Fernando Arce)
(3) On 24.12, another bird was found at Santander bay, Cantabria (Javier de la Cruz, Fernando Arce)

Pink-footed Goose* Anser brachyrhynchus (1)
(1) On 30.12 a bird was found at Laguna de la Nava, Palencia (Alfonso Rodrigo, David González Ortega)

Pale-bellied Brent Goose* Branta bernicla hrota (1-2)
(1-2) On 28.12, two adults were present at ria de Ortigueira, A Coruña, Galicia (Marcos Zárraga Bureba, L. J. Salaverri(205) 2 puntos)

Mandarin Duck* Aix galericulata (1-2,3)
(1-2) A drake and a female were seen at La Furta, Corvera, Asturies on 14.12 (Clemente Álvarez Usategui (199) 2 puntos)
(3)On 16.12, a female was found at L'Albufera de València, València (M.Chardí, J.I.Dies, J.L.Terrasa). See a photo below (J.I.Dies).

Photo above: J.I.Dies .16.12.2005

Egyptian Goose* Alopochen aegyptiaca (1)
(1) A bird was seen at Playa de Pescadoira, Bueu, Pontevedra on 11.12 (José Gómez Pérez) and 12.12 (José Ramón Gómez).

American Wigeon* Anas americana(1)
(1) The drake arrived on 24.10 at Ria del Eo, Asturies/Lugo was still there on 3.12 (Javier Portillo) and on 17.12 (R.Hevia, J.M.Alonso Pumar)

Green-Winged Teal* Anas carolinensis (1,2)
(1) The drake found on 24.11 at Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park, Girona was relocated within the 5000 Teal flock on 14.12 (Jordi Martí-Aledo).Still there on 20.12 (Jordi Martí-Aledo, S.Sales, T.Montràs, A.Ollé, A.Burgas, F.López, R.Gutiérrez). See a thumbnail here (R.Gutiérrrez). Seen again and photographed on 24.12 (T.Montràs, J.Martí-Aledo).See a photo below (Teresa Montràs)
(2) On 27-28.12, a drake was seen at Vilagudín reservoir, A Coruña (Xabier Varela).

Photo above: Teresa Montràs .24.12.2005

Blue-winged Teal* Anas discors (1,2)
(1) The bird found on 21.10 at charca de El Fraile, Tenerife, Canary Islands remained there on 3-4.12 (Nereida Herrera, Benito González)and on 17.12 (Nereida Herrera, Benito González; Simol Woolley) to 24.12 at least (M.Avelino). See a thumbnail here (S.Woolley)
(2)On 17.12 one female/1w was found at Charca de Maspalomas, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria (Miguel Avelino). See two thumbnails here

Ring-necked Duck* Aythya collaris (1)
(1)The 2nd for Catalonia found on 12.11 at Estany d'en Turies,an adult female, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà remained there on 1.12 (J.Martí-Aledo, R.Gutiérrez, A.Broncca) and on 2.12 (F.López, A.Ollé, X.Macià) and on 5.12 (Lluís Gustamante). Possibly a different female/1w,according to facial pattern was found on 23.12 at P.N.Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona too, while the 1st bird had been last seen on 5.12, despite throrough searchs and wildfowl counts (J.Martí-Aledo, T.Montràs).

A Ring-necked Duck and a Tufted Duck at Estany d'en Turies, PN Aiguamolls. When properly seen, field characters are straightforward... but in bad light conditions, while resting and at long distance things may not be so obvious. Who is who? Left bird is the vagrant. Note the upraised tail, shape of crown, and paler flanks plus slightly different shape of limit wing-flanks as well.
Photo above: Ricard Gutiérrez. 1.12.2005

Surf Scoter* Melanitta perspicillata (1)
(1) The female found on 18.11 at Ria de A Coruña, Galicia, was seen again on 3.12 when characters of female, rather than 1w were noted (Luis Mario Arce)

Goosander* Mergus merganser (1,2)
(1) On 3.12 a bird was found at Trasona reservoir, Corvera, Asturies (Jorge Valella(191) 2 puntos; S.Peregrina, O.Llama, M.Polo, X.Pinheiro)See a thumbnail here
(2) A bird was reported inland at laguna 'La Veguilla' at Alcazar de San Juan, Ciudad Real on 8.12 (Pedro Bustamante, Javier Nicolau)

Ruddy Duck* Oxyura jamaicensis (1)
(1) A c.1w arrived to the Llobregat delta, Viladecans, Barcelona on 14.12, at Vidala branch of Remolar lagoon (Xavier Sampere; Ferran López 198 (1 punt))Still there on 15.12 (Ricard Gutiérrez; Sergi Sales). See two thumbnails here. It was controlled on 28.12 (MMA team, X.Sampere)


Western Reef Heron x Little Egret *Egretta gularis x garzetta (1)
(1) The hybrid gularis x garzetta from Ebre Delta was seen again near Tancada lagoon on the 17th of December. (Cristian Jensen Marcet, Iben Hove Sørensen/Audouin Birding Tours).

Sacred Ibis* Threskiornis aethiopicus (1)
(1) On 19.12, one of the Ibises that linger around the Guadalhorce river mouth, Málaga thought to be from probable captive origin, behaved strangely when it went in direct flight into the sea, towards Morocco, until it was lost in the horizon (Andy Paterson).

White-tailed Eagle* Haliaeetus albicilla (1) FIFTH FOR SPAIN
(1) After the 2004 sighting in the Rioja-Navarra area, another bird was reported in the same N Spain area: on 28.12, a 1w was found at Zudaire, Navarra (UTM x:570358, y:4736467). It was in the S slope of the Urbasa mountain range, feeding on carrion associated to Griffon Vultures (Ainara Cortés, José A.Donazar). See the file of the record with a record shot here (opens in another page)

Pallid Harrier* Circus macrourus (1)
(1) From 5-7.12, a 1w was seen and photographed near Xilxes marshes, Castelló, Comunitat Valenciana (Josep Bort). See the photos and more news on Castelló birds in his webpage (opens here, in Spanish). Also two thumbnails here (Josep Bort). Still there on 13-16.12 (Josep Bort).Still present in the area on 28.12 (Josep Bort)

Long-legged Buzzard* Buteo rufinus (1,2,3,4,5-6,7)
(1) On 6.12 a bird was seen soaring over Regina roman theater, between Casas de Reina and Reina, Badajoz (Juan José Ramos Encalado)
(2) On 9.12 a bird was seen at Écija-Osuna area, Sevilla (Manuel Villaécija).The same bird was seen again on 10.12 (M.Romero, M.Villaécija, J.L.Anguita, P.Chiclana)
(3)A bird was found on 11.12 at Viso del Marqués, Ciudad Real (Ángela Molina Garrido, Alfonso López López).
(4)On 22.12 a different bird from (2) was seen at Osuna area, Sevilla (P.Chiclana, M.Martín, F.del Valle). This or bird (2) was seen on 26.12 too (M.Villaécija, A.Rodriguez)
(5-6)At La Janda, Cadiz,there were two altogether on 28.12. One was larger than the other and might be a pair (Keith Bensusan, Albert Yome/GONHS) 
(7) At least one individual was seen in Gibraltar on various dates throughout December (Ernest F.J.Garcia/GONHS)

Laughing Gull* Larus atricilla (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-9,10,11)

(1)The 1w bird found on 27.11 at Parque Isabel la Católica, Gijon, Asturies was relocated at Piles river mouth, just outside the park, at San Lorenzo Beach, Gijón (Adrián Vigil, Clemente Álvarez).Still there on 3.12 (Daniel López Velasco, X.Pinheiro, S.Peregrina, C.A.Usategui, P.J.Menéndez, J.Valella, M.Polo, O.Llama). See a photo below (Daniel López Velasco) and a thumbnail here

Photo above: D.L.Velasco. 3.12.2005

(2) On 5.12 a 1w was found at Vilanova i la Geltrú harbour and beach of Ribes Roges, Barcelona (Carles Carboneras, Marc Olivé). Still present on 6.12 (C.Carboneras, M.Olivé, V.Pedrocchi) but not seen on 7.12 (Sergi Sales)  or afterwards. See a photo below (V.Pedrocchi)

Photo above: V.Pedrocchi. 5.12.2005. The atricilla with 2 Mediterranean Gulls L.melanocephalus (1w, center, and adult winter, left).

(3)On 10.12 a 1st winter was seen at Zumaia, Gipuzkoa (Aitor Leza,Pello Izkeaga, Asier Aldalur). It is the 1st for Gipuzkoa.
(4) The 2nd winter seen last month at Gijón park and beach was relocated on 4.12 at Piles river mouth (Luis Mario Arce; Toni Nievas, Enric Farré, Steve West).
(5) Presumably another different 1w from bird (1) was seen on 4.12 at Piles river mouth (Luis Mario Arce; Toni Nievas, Enric Farré, Steve West).
(6) An adult was found on 8.12 at Nemiña beach, Muxia, A Coruña (José Ramón Gómez, Ana Isabel Pérez). See a photo below and two thumbnails here. Compare with the 1w above! (J.R.Gómez (11) 2 puntos)

Photo above: J.R.Gómez. 8.12.2005

(7)On 9.12 one 1st winter was found at Camariñas beach, A Coruña (José Luis Rabuñal (196) 2 puntos)
(8-9)On 10.12 there were two more 1st winters at Ensenada da Insua, A Coruña (José Luis Rabuñal (197) 2 puntos)
(10) A 1w was found on 25-26.12 at Vilagudín reservoir, Ordes, A Coruña (Xabier Varela(197) 2 puntos).Seen again on 28.12 (Xabier Varela)
(11) On 28.12 a 1w was seen and photographed at El Abra harbour, Santurtzi, Bizkaia (Gorka Ocio R46 2 puntos)

Ring-billed Gull* Larus delawarensis (1,2,3,4,5,6)
(1) A 2nd winter was seen at Lagares, Vigo. on 16.12. This bird is present in the area since february 2005 (César Vidal)
(2) A 2nd winter was found at Parque Isabel La Católica, Xixón, on 22.12 (Delfín González). See a photo below (D.González)
(3) A 1st winter was seen at San Pedro islands, near A Coruña city, Galicia on 21.12 (Xabier Varela(197) 2 puntos)
(4) A bird was seen and videotaped (see the video here, opens in another window) at Serantes,Tapia de Casariego, Asturies on 29.12 (Pablo Fernández) and 30.12 (Gilberto S Jardon)
(5) An adult winter bird was seen at Cedeira, A Coruña, on 28.12 (Marcos Zárraga Bureba, L. J. Salaverri (204) 2 puntos).
(6) On 31.12 a 1st winter was seen at Camariñas, A Coruña, Galicia (José Ramón González(208) 2 puntos).

Photo above: D.González. 22.12.2005

Baltic Gull* Larus fuscus fuscus (1) FIRST FOR SPAIN
(1) On 3.12, an adult was seen and photographed at Port de Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Balearic Islands (Jordi Muntaner). It was ringed with a PVC white ring coded C8UY. It had been ringed as young, out of the nest on 30.6.2001 at Hauho, Finland (61.15 N/ 24.35E) by Risto Juvaste. The bird was seen again on 12.12 (Miguel McMinn, Ana Rodriguez). This is the first proven (through evidence not only recoveries) Baltic Gull in Spain despite there are two other recoveries of birds ringe in the fuscus area in Spain. See a thumbnail here

Iceland Gull* Larus glaucoides (1)
(1) A 1st-2nd winter was seen at A Costa da Vela, Càngas, Pontevedra on 30.12 following a fishing vessel. It is probably the same bird seen on 18.12 at Marin, Pontevedra (Josè Ramòn Gòmez(11) 2 puntos)

Spotted Sandpiper * Actitis macularius (1,2)
(1)The juvenile found on 3-9.10 at ria de Ortigueira, A Coruña was still at the same area on 3.12 (Xabier Remirez) and on 5.12 (F.Roviralta, R.Hevia, J.M.Alonso Pumar). The bird has remained for over two months in the area and begins showing some spots in the vent (see a thumbnail here). Still there by 27.12 (F.López)
(2) A 2nd bird was reported from Santoña, Cantabria, on 10.12 (Javier Robres /G.O.La Rioja)

Little Swift * Apus affinis (1-4)
(1-4) On 13.12 four birds remained, like last month, at Guadalquivir river mouth, Cádiz (Paco Chiclana)

Richard's Pipit* Anthus richardi (1-4,5,6-12,13,14,15,16-17,18-22,23-24,25,26-36,37,38-40,41)
(1-4) On 5.12 there were four birds at the Tapia coastal meadows (but far from the Blyth's Pipit group) (Adolfo Villaverde(192) 2 puntos)
(5) On 2.12 a bird appeared W of Salave, Tapia de Casariego (P.Fernández(193) 2 puntos), see a thumbnail here. Perhaps this bird was seen also on 5.12 in this coastal meadow (Adolfo Villaverde)
(6-12) The party with the Blyth's Pipit was composed by 7 birds, not 5 as last month, on 5.12 (Pablo Fernández(194) 2 puntos)On 17.12 at least three birds were present (Karmelo de Dios, Gorka Ocio, Daniel L.Velasco, R.Hevia, José Miguel Alonso Pumar)
(13)On 11.12 a bird was present at meadows close to Caballos beach, Cuchía, Cantabria (Javier Portillo).This bird was still present on 25.12 (Javier Portillo)
(14)One of the birds at Ebro delta this winter was seen again at Tancada marshes on 12.11 (F.López, X.Macià) and only one again on 16.12 (Streve West, Chris Gibbins).But from the 8th to the 10th of December at the Tancada marshes. We counted up to 4 birds at the roosting place. (Cristian Jensen Marcet, Iben Hove Sørensen/Audouin Birding Tours, Joan Barrachina, Ulises Ornstein, Javier Cotin).
(15) A bird was found at les Borges del Camp, Tarragona on 12.12 (Joan Ferré)
(16-17) One juvenile was ringed on 9.12 at Rouxique, Sanxenxo, Complejo Intermareal Umia OGrove, Pontevedra. It was seen in company of a 2nd bird (Emilio Martínez Sabarís)
(18-22) There were five new birds in the Arnao aerodrome area, near Ria del Eo, Asturies on 11.12 (Pablo Fernández (200) 2 puntos)
(23-24) On 12.12 two birds remained in the same sand dune area of Devesa del Saler, PN l'Albufera de València, València (Bosco Dies, Toni Alcocer).
(25)One was found on 23.12 at Cabu Negru, Gozón, Asturies (Clemente Álvarez Usategui(203) 1 punto). It is probably the same bird spotted in that area on 16.10 by Pedro García-Rovés. 
(26-36) Eleven birds were present on 19.11 at Rinlo coastal meadows, Ribadeo, Lugo (J.Miguel Alonso Pumar)
(37) A bird was found at Guadalhorce river mouth, Málaga on 27.12 (Antonio Miguel Pérez et al; Carlos López Jurado, Andy Paterson)
(38-40) See under (14)
(41)A bird was found at Playa la Gola, Santa Pola, Alacant on 29.12 (Malcolm Palmer)

BLYTH'S PIPIT* Anthus godlewskii (1) FIRST FOR SPAIN
(1) The 1st for Spain, found on 26.11 at coastal meadows of Tapia de Casariego, Asturies was seen again on 2.12 (P.Fernández) and 3.12 (P.Fernández, Daniel López Velasco, X.Pinheiro, S.Peregrina, J.M.Alonso Pumar, J.L.Copete, M.Moreno, X.Escobar, C.A.Usategui, P.J.Menéndez, J.Valella, M.Polo, O.Llama, L.J.Salaverri, P.Gutiérrez). See a photo below where the bird is in the background and a richardi is in the front (P.Fernández)

Photo above: P.Fernández. 2.12.2005

Citrine Wagtail* Motacilla citreola (1)
(1)The 1st winter bird found on 20.11 at Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands remained at the same place on 4-13.12 (F.J.García Vargas, J.Sagardia).

Rosy Starling* Sturnus roseus (1)
(1)On 14.12 an adult was seen and photographed at Mequinensa, Baix Cinca, Zaragoza (Juan Bernal)

Rustic Bunting* Emberiza rustica (1)
(1)On 12.12 an adult female bird was trapped at El Salobral canal, Albacete, a winter bunting roost. The same day an adult LittleBunting was trapped too!. See a photo of both below (Angel J.Lara Pomares/Grupo de Anillamiento  Albacete- GAA) and thumbnails here

Photo above: A.J.Lara. 12.12.2005

Little Bunting* Emberiza pusilla (1,2)
(1) An EURING 3 bird was trapped and ringed on 8.12 at Souto, Paderne, A Coruña (N of ria de Betanzos) (F.Rosende, F.Calviño/Grupo Anillamiento Hércules). See a photo below and 3 thumbnails here (F.Rosende/F.Calviño)

Photo above: F.Rosende, F.Calviño . 8.12.2005

(2) On 12.12 an adult bird was trapped at El Salobral canal, Albacete, a winter bunting roost. The same day an adult female Rustic Bunting was trapped too!. See a photo of both above! (Angel J.Lara Pomares/Grupo de Anillamiento Albacete- GAA)


* processing of these rarities dealt by CR/SEO, hence their inclusion here. Send putative records to Juan Antonio Lorenzo at 
** check out national-wide rarities also seen in the Canary islands within the main section text, written in violet colour rather than black and marked with a dot.

Shelduck Tadorna tadorna (1,2,3-7,8)
(1)An adult female was found on 3.12 at Gran Canaria (Miguel Avelino).On 6.12 the bird remained at Charca de Maspalomas, Gran Canaria (Miguel Avelino, José García Monzón). See a thumbnail here.Still present on 8.12 (Miguel Avelino, Eugenio Santana) and 24.12 (M.Avelino)
(2) A female coming from at least 30.11 was seen at Salinas de los Cocoteros, Guatiza, Teguise, Lanzarote on 5.12 (F.Javier García Vargas) and on 13.12 (Juan Sagardia).Still present on 16.12 (F.Javier García Vargas, Juan Sagardía)
(3-7)There were 5 at Salinas de Janubio, Yaiza, Lanzarote on 16.12 (F.Javier García Vargas, Juan Sagardía)
(8) A bird was found at Embalse de Los Molinos, Fuerteventura, on 13.12 (Uffe Gjøl Sørensen)

Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus (1-5)
(1-5) A number of 1st winters were seen from late november into december: Up to 5 different birds on 26.11 (F.J.García Vargas, J.Sagardia) and two birds from 4-11.12 (F.J.García Vargas).

Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes (1-2)
(1-2) 2nd-3rd for the Canary Islands: on 16.12 two females were seen at Uga, Yaiza, Lanzarote island (F.J.García Vargas, J.Sagardia) 

November long-stayers presumably present (check out november page)

Suggested citations / Citaciones recomendadas / Citació recomanada:
  • Whole document/ Documento entero/ Document sencer: Gutiérrez,R. (ed) (year, latest update), Recent Reports: [month year]. Rare Birds in Spain. Retrieved from 
    • e.g. Gutiérrez, R. (ed) (2002, April 3). Recent Reports: April 2002. Rare Birds in Spain.Retrieved from 
  • Single records/ Citas sueltas/ Cites aïllades: Author (year). [Species] in Gutiérrez,R. (ed) (year, latest update), Recent Reports: [month year]. Rare Birds in Spain. Retrieved from 
    • e.g. Rebassa, M. (2002) Great White Egret Egretta alba in Gutiérrez, R. (ed) (2002, April 3). Recent Reports: April 2002.Rare Birds in Spain. Retrieved from

Recent reports includes the latest sightings from the whole of Spain which are both personal observations, communications or have been released in E-Mail lists. Please contact the authors before using any photo for anything else than personal reference. Any submitted news to this page will be forwarded to the Spanish RC if enough substantiated but inclusion in this page does not imply acceptance or homologation of any kind. Gibraltar news are included thanks to Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society but this has no more implication than the sake of completeness given this area situation. Names of localities are featured as given by the authors of the records, that should be cited as those. Today news are marked with .From 2004 on news on Pied Wagtail and Caspian Tern are no longer included except in case of major unusual concentrations. From April 2005 only news of rarities needing homologation by the Spanish Rarities Committee are included .(11) 2 puntos(1) 2 puntos icons are related to a new birding competition running in three areas of Spain during the year regarding rarity sightings. See more here (in Spanish) . Go back to top
Citas recientes incluye las últimas novedades del conjunto del país que tanto son observaciones personales, comunicaciones al autor o noticias difundidas en listas de correo. Por favor contacten los autores para cualquier uso de las fotografias fuera del estrictamente personal.Cualquier cita que se envie a esta página sera reenviada al CR/SEO pero su inclusión aquí no implica su aceptación u homologación de ningún tipo.Los nombres de las localidades se incluyen como son enviadas por los colaboradores, que deben ser citados como autores de las citas. Las noticias más recientes se marcan con .Desde enero de 2004 no se inluyen citas de lavandera blanca enlutada ni de pagaza piquirroja excepto en casos de grandes concentraciones inusualesDesde Abril de 2005 se incluyen únicamente citas de  rarezas que necesitan homologación por el Comité de Rarezas de SEO/Birdlife (11) 2 puntos(1) 2 puntos Los iconos anteriores se refieren a una nueva competición ornitológica que se celebra en tres áreas de España durante 2005 relativa a la observación de rarezas. Más detalles aquí.  Ir al inicio de la página
Cites recents inclou les darreres novetats del conjunt de l'estat que són observacions pròpies, comunicacions o noticies difoses a llistes de correu. Si us plau contacteu amb els autors de les fotos per a a qualsevol ús fora de l'estrictament personal. Qualsevol cita que sigui enviada a aquesta plana serà rebotada també al CR/SEO si bé la seva publicació aquí no implica la seva aceptació o homologació de cap mena. Els noms de les localitats són posats tal i com són enviats pels autors, que han de ser referenciats com a autors de les cites. Les notícies més recents són les marcades amb .Des de gener de 2004 no s'inclouen cites de cuereta blanca endolada ni de xatrac gros llevat de possibles casos de concentracions inusuals Des d'Abril de 2005 únicament s'inclouen cites de rareses que necessiten homologació pel Comité de Rarezas de SEO/Birdlife.(11) 2 puntos(1) 2 puntos es refereixen a una competició ornitológica que es fa durant el 2005 entre Galicia, Asturies i Catalunya quant al nombre i diversitat de rareses observades. Més dades en castellà (llevat de la plana de l'equip català aquí) en aquesta plana principal del concurs. . Tornar a l'inici de la plana.

Lamentablemente, de momento no hay versión castellana disponible. Lamentablement, de moment no hi ha versió catalana disponible, però Jordi Clavell s'encarrega sistemàticament d'ajudar-me a trobar totes les errades de la plana o sigui que gràcies!

Rarities reported so far this month
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Latest highlights:

The Spotted Sandpiper present at Ortigueira is beggining to show some spots near the vent. This photo was taken on 3.12 (David Calleja)
The Laughing Gull at Parque Isabel la Católica, Xixón, offered close views as it was very confiding much to the satisfaction of visiting birders such as these two: Samuel Peregrina (left) and Xurxo Pinheiro (right). The 3rd hand points out where the atricilla was (Daniel L.Velasco)
The Richard's Pipit found on 2.12 W of Salave, Tapia de Casariego, Asturies (Pablo Fernández)
One of the seven Richard's Pipits that were with the Blyth's on 2.12 at Tapia de Casariego, Asturies (Pablo Fernández)
And the Blyth's, again on 2.12 at Tapia de Casariego, Asturies (Pablo Fernández)
This Goosander was seen briefly at Trasona reservoir on 3.12 (Jorge Valella)
The Laughing Gull at Muxia, A Coruña. A well patterned adult compared with the other 1w seen elsewhere (J.R.Gómez)
The Pallid Harrier at Xilxes marshes, Castelló as on 5-7.12 (Josep Bort).
The Little Bunting trapped at Galicia on 8.12 (F.Rosende/F.Calviño)
The Rustic Bunting (two images above) and the adult Little Bunting (below) trapped in the same ringing session at Albacete on 12.12 (!!) (Ángel J.Lara). Compare both Little Buntings trapped this month.
The Baltic Gull Larus fuscus fuscus at Mallorca as demonstrate through ringing. The 1st proven for Spain (Jordi Muntaner)
The presumed 1w of Ruddy Duck at la Vidala, RN Remolar-Filipines, Llobregat delta, on 15.12 (Ricard Gutiérrez).
Two images of the Blue-winged Teal from Charca de Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, where it was found on 17.12 (Miguel Avelino)
The Green-Winged Teal was seen again, not without searching previously the c.3000 Teal flock, from El Bruel hide, PN.Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona, on 20.12 (Ricard Gutiérrez) and 24.12 (Teresa Montràs)
The Tenerife Blue-Winged Teal as on 17.12 (Simon Woolley)
The Laughing Gull from Villagudin Reservoir, Galicia, as on 28.12 (Xabier Varela)
A drake Green-Winged teal had been found at the same Villagudin Reservoir, Galicia, the 27.12 (Xabier Varela)
One of the last Ring-billed Gull 'rare' in Spain, since the species will not be considered national rarity in 2006: the bird at Playa de Serantes, Tapia de Casariego, Asturies on 29-30.12 (Pablo Fernández)
Yet another Ring-billed Gull, this definitely the last, since it was seen on 31.12 at Camariñas, Galicia (José R.Gómez)
Only Canary islands highlights
Shelducks may be common in the Iberian peninsula but it's a rarity in the Canary Islands. This bird remained at Gran Canaria in early December (Miguel Avelino)

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