Raccoons going wild in Mallorca
Experts admit they have no idea of how many are roaming the island.
A Nightingale sang on Mallorca Square
Food consists of insects, Spiders, Woodlice, Snails and Earthworms...
Stripes and Streaks
Moths are not particularly palatable to a lot of bird species, but one summer breeder we get here will certainly have a go at eating them, and that is the Mediterranean Flycatcher.
Vanessa and Alexandria
Wandering around Alburcutx Tower, Son Real beach and the Albufereta Marsh all saw good numbers of Painted Lady's with some Brimstones mixed in too.
Hide and Seek
Crossbills on Mallorca are of the sub-species ‘Balearica’, and in Catalan, they are known as ‘Trencapynions’, or the ‘pine nut cracker’.
Wild Mallorca: Robusta and the Sand Ploughman
The Albufera is the only place the Marsh Orchid is found on Mallorca, and I know of one spot away from the crowds, where they grow annually and in good numbers.
Wild Mallorca: King Tereus and Tolpis
The Greek playwright Aristophanes (446-386 BC) states King Tereus was transformed into a Hoopoe by the Gods as punishment for his crimes.
Eleanor of Arborea
They are skilful hunters, and will take large insects such as dragonflies, which are transferred from the talons to the beak, all during flight.
More Mallorca mud showers on Thursday
Dusty air from Africa heading for the Balearics again.
Plovers and others
Life is still a bit slow moving on Mallorca, but once the spring comes...
Wild Mallorca: The long and tall of it!
Sunflowers generally stop moving and remain facing east which allows them to be warmed by the rising sun.