First for Spain and Europe
Juan Sagardia sent these superb photos yesterday with this comment:
Coracias abyssinicus in Fuerteventura
A specimen discovered in the Barranco de la Torre in Antigua on the island of Fuerteventura by Alain Pataud on June 9, 2014.
It may be the first event of this sort to Europe.
We talked with zoos and none has ever had this species.
In the same place there was also a possible Phylloscopus orientalis. See what you think.
I have attached photos of the two species of yesterday (13th June 2014).
More info on Rare Birds in Spain
and an apparent Balkan Warbler (aka Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler). Waiting to find out if it called….