We leave (very) early on Sunday from Manchester. Still, who cares, by mid-afternoon we'll be landing in Palma, Mallorca. Pick the car up and a short drive North to our hotel between Puerto Pollensa and Alcudia. Exact location already mentioned... but I'll mention it again...backing onto the Albufereta Marsh. I'm going to ask for a room overlooking it. Can't imagine it will be full. I hadn't realised it's the first day of their season! Hope there's not to many teething problems?
I'm satisfied with my planning (almost as much fun as doing it!). Major help from Mike Montier on the Mallorca Birdforum thread...thanks Mike. Information also obtained from Hugh Matthews and Martin ? (didn't give his surname).
I aim to cover most parts of the island. Also, as previously stated, I realise it's very early in the year but the plan is to get some sun (there I've said it now) and enjoy some of the special resident birds. There's always the chance of some early migrants.
I can just about remember some of the spectacular scenery in the north of the island...it was 1988 when my two lads were toddlers!
Special birds of interest for me, for a variety of reasons, are as follows...
Blue Rock Thrush
That lot should keep things interesting.
I hope to report most evenings but can't promise. I hope I can provide something of interest for you...
This little chap should be up and singing for a start...