December 2017 Sightings
29 Dec: There were five Turnstones on the rocks at the Foreshore.
27 Dec: The Kingfisher was seen again in the vicinity of Watergardens. A Redwing was photographed drinking at the fountain at the Botanic Gardens.
Redwing at the Botanic Gardens. Photo: M. Sanguinetti
26 Dec: A Kingfisher was present at Ocean Village.
20 Dec: Mainly clear skies with some levanter cloud over the Rock. Winds moderate easterly. A Dartford Warbler was present on the Tamarix bushes at Europa Point.
16 Dec: Clear skies with a light easterly wind. The Common Buzzard was seen hunting over the Mount gardens.
15 Dec: Overcast skies as a frontal system passed over southern Spain. Light rain and drizzle at times. Winds fresh westerly. A flock of approximately 200 White Storks headed north over the Rock mid afternoon.
A flock of approximately 200 White Storks over the Rock. Photo: Mario Garcia
12 Dec: Mainly clear skies in the morning with a north-westerly wind. A Black Stork was seen flying north over the Rock.
11 Dec: A Dartford Warbler was seen in the Tamarix bushes at Europa Point. About some 30 Black-headed Gulls were present below the Point, together with up to 5 Mediterranean Gulls. A White Stork was seen heading east chased by Yellow-legged Gulls.
9 Dec: A Kingfisher was seen inside the harbour this morning. It was photographed by Ian Bensusan.
River Kingfisher in the Harbour. Photo: I. Bensusan.
8 Dec: Clear skies with a light westerly wind. The Common Buzzard that has been wintering over Gibraltar in the last few weeks was being chased by Yellow-legged Gulls low over Ragged Staff gates mid morning.