Bird Watching (UK) - - Your View -

We are won­der­ing if you are pro­duc­ing a cal­en­dar for 2017? We have your Mal­lorca 2016 edi­tion on our kitchen wall and have found it very use­ful, not least be­cause it prompted us to re­turn to the is­land after a gap of 11 years. How about that for suc­cess­ful ad­ver­tis­ing? All thanks to you and the tourist of­fice for Mal­lorca. We had a great time and found a new area, too – La Vic­to­ria, just be­hind our re­sort near Al­cu­dia. It ap­pears to be miss­ing from most of the in­for­ma­tion for bird­watch­ing on the is­land. How­ever, it pro­vided two new ‘life’ birds for us: Slen­der-billed Gull and Wry­neck. Th­ese we count as a bonus, as we also added a to­tal of 19 new species to our Mal­lorca list, and a to­tal of 75 species was our tally for the week. Our Wry­neck sight­ing was just by a restau­rant car park on the road into La Vic­to­ria penin­sula. It con­firms our motto: all the best birds are seen in the car park! Clive & Sheila Wil­liamson

Ed com­ment: We’re de­lighted you en­joyed our 2016 cal­en­dar so much and by now you should be aware that this is­sue does in­deed come with a 2017 ver­sion. We hope you en­joy it as much!

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