Sunday, 29 August 2010


On 11.8.2010 Norfolk birders John & Jane Hopkins photographed a small gannet off Estepona which has turned up to be the 1st RED-FOOTED BOOBY for Spain (and probablyEurope). The full story with the photos are online at Rare Birds in Spainsite here: . This record hasalready been submitted to the Spanish Rarities Committee.

This area of the extreme SW Mediterreanean is oceanographically consideredto be in fact part of the Atlantic (even having a breeding colony of Cory’s Shearwaters! (Calonectris [diomedea] borealis)!) so in my opinion that fact may have some influence in the observation of these extralimital vagrants.

All the best Ricard GutiƩrrez

10 years Sept.1.2000-2010

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