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20:18

Local

The eradication of the use of poison in the mountains, key to their survival

J. L. PIEDRA

The eradication of the use of poison in the Andalusian mountains has been key to the survival and recovery of the bearded vulture, says Íñigo Fajardo, the coordinator of the Recovery and Conservation programme for Necrophagous Birds in Andalucía. ... In his opinion, the first birds to be released probably fell prey to poisoned baits, but the strategy introduced by the regional government more than a decade ago, and increasing awareness and cooperation from land owners and users of mountainous ... areas, has been essential in combating this serious threat to the species. Patience Íñigo Fajardo also says that "you have to have a great deal of patience when it comes to bearded vultures, because they are difficult birds. They have a lot of

20:18

Local

The spectacular recovery of the bearded vulture

JOSÉ LUIS PIEDRA

...of nearly six. Since Esperanza was born, more birds have been released and five breeding pairs currently fly in the Andalusian sky, of which three females in the Cazorla natural park are bringing up their chicks despite the difficulties normally ... encountered in this species with their first clutches, which are rarely successful. There is also a sixth pair who have so far made no attempt to breed. Some of the birds released in Andalucía come from other European centres, to strengthen their genetic

12:03

Gibraltar

Fascinating news for ornithologists and history lovers this week

DEBBIE BARTLETT

...shown that crag martins wintering in Gibraltar show remarkable faithfulness to their roosting caves. It is the first time that such a high degree of faithfulness has been demonstrated in birds over successive years. Gibraltar has the largest known ... number of crag martins in the world; there were a record 12,000 of these birds last winter, representing 1-2 per cent of the entire European population. In a thread on Twitter, the Museum explained that crag martins have used the caves at the Gorham's ... complex consistently since the Pleistocene period, when they shared them with the Neanderthals. The birds gather in the caves in their thousands for shelter on winter nights. The study shows that not only do the same birds return to the same caves

20:04

Local

A hundred years of the ‘colorao’ factory

NURIA TRIGUERO

...floor, ceiling, walls, machinery, workers and even the office furniture and birds that rest on the ceiling beams - are covered in a vermilion dust; the surface of Mars must look like this. It also reminds you a bit of the Wild West films. This

13:56

Gibraltar

Sea birds affected by oil spill off Gibraltar, as investigation continues

Debbie Bartlett

...operation and a clean-up began, but the oil affected numerous sea birds and some of the spill still remains in areas north of the harbour. These accidents are rare, but they come at great environmental cost. Gibraltar's Environment Minister, Dr John

16:04

Local

Police free around 20 wild birds captured illegally

SUR

National Police have intercepted a vehicle in Malaga city as its occupants transported around 20 wild birds, apparently captured illegally in the countryside. In the boot of the car officers also found prohibited hunting gear (nets and ropes), so ... 32 and 35. The rescued birds (15 chamarixes, five verdones and two goldfinches) were released into their natural habitat.

13:01

Opinion

Invader birds

IGNACIO LILLO

Junta de Andalucía.For the first time since this flying phenomenon invaded our treetops, politicians and experts are going to sit down to talk about what can be done to control the spread of these birds.There is just one obstacle left: for whatever is ... Caribbean image that these birds have brought with them; it might be very bright and cheerful for a while, but ask the residents who have to put up with them day after day. And that’s all without mentioning the spread of disease and the financial risk if ... indignant protest. Underneath their pretty and cartoon-like façade, these birds are a serious environmental threat. If the plague is permitted now, it will spread and start to damage crops and other financial resources and infrastructure in the province;

00:04

LifeStyle

Natural treasures - hidden, yet in full view

JOAQUINA DUEÑAS

...are nice places to visit and are good for physical and mental health, but they are also a haven for numerous woodland birds. One tree which is particularly interesting in the urban environment is the silk floss tree, which can be seen in Avenida ... Beside the Virgen del Carmen marina, on La Fontanilla beach, we can followthe tracks of sandpipers and occasional ruddy turnstones. These small marine birds can be seen drinking here because, just steps from the sea, like magic, there is a stream of fresh ... vegetation and is a paradise for birds. "We like to call it the cosmopolitan wood," says Antonio Figueredo, "because you can see birds from all five continents there. One of the most unusual is the common firecrest, which only measures nine centimetres and

19:51

LifeStyle

Cities belong to the birds now

carlos benito

...killing machines and their annoying noise with them. The towns now belong to the birds, who can move around in peace, with no fear of the deadly wheels of the cars, and sing without having to compete with the constant thunder of our everyday bustle. The ... know what birds think, especially in times like these when we hardly know what we think ourselves, but the lockdown has definitely made us realise what a huge presence they have in our surroundings. Suddenly, inside our homes, we can hear them sing as a ... gardens and on the edges of towns can take advantage of the calm to come into other areas, even the centres. This is the migratory period and breeding time for several species of birds, and it may be that we are seeing more of them, or we notice them more.

13:12

Opinion

The fading colours of summer

PETER JONES

...replaced by sandals and my outdoor activities consist of searching for birds from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle or finding shaded areas to explore, ideally close to a water source. Like us, birds feel the heat and avoid open exposed places in ... shade and respite from high temperatures. It is a time I search for some elusive and wonderfully bizarre small birds such as common crossbill, with its crossed bill adapted for extracting seeds from pinecones; and the amazing hawfinch with its heavy and ... strong bill that can crack open a cherry stone. Both birds are common in suitable habitat, but both are also elusive as they blend into the leafed canopies of woodland. And so, a water source becomes more important in tracking down these two birds

16:51

LifeStyle

The eagles of Benalmádena are not flying high

IGNACIO LILLO

...and his son Jan has become a reality: one of the biggest collections of birds of prey in Spain with about 160 examples from all over the world, including eagles, vultures, falcons, owls, goshawks and even a female Andean condor. Unfortunately, the ... cable car runs. Those who come to the centre - and many people do not even know it exists - discover birds from almost everywhere on the planet. Visitors can watch the birds scheduled for a training session that day demonstrate their flying and hunting ... years and when he returned to Europe he set up a successful sports and martial arts centre in Strasbourg. At the same time, he cultivated his passion for birds. The Valle de las Águilas centre is on top of the Calamorro mountain in Benalmádena.Germán

12:08

Gibraltar

Call for information about poisoned gulls

Debbie Bartlett

The Environment Department is asking people to come forward if they have any information about the deaths of a number of yellow-legged gulls who appear to have been poisoned. It is illegal to kill any wild birds on Gibraltar, including gulls, and

12:07

National

Spanish experts warn of 'plague' of black flies after the heat wave

RAQUEL MERINO

According to Anecpla, this fly, measuring just six millimetres long, “in a swarm can kill mice or birds and, in the case of people, its attack usually causes swelling and wounds that can last more than a week. The bite of a black fly can lead to "very

15:09

Local

Birdhouses fixed onto new footbridge over Guadalhorce nature reserve

jesús hinojosa

Malaga city's planning department has installed 37 wooden birdhouses under the new footbridge across the river Guadalhorce. The birdhouses are designed to host bats as well as birds such as hawks, swifts and owls. The new wooden footbridge will

17:13

What to do

Concerts, festivals, theatre and dance

denise bush

...thousand plant species of which there are 150 varieties of palm. There are also several different species of birds, including some unique in Spain. Coral Coraxalia Vélez-Málaga. Thursdays, September to June, 5.30-8pm. Casa Hermanidad de la Cofradia

17:44

National

Dad in trouble after filming nine-year-old aiming shotgun at birds

SUR

A man is under investigation after apparently filming his nine-year-old son shooting at birds with a shotgun from the passenger seat while the father was driving. The father's situation is further complicated in that he was driving on public roads ... near the Doñana National Park, and the birds being shot at by his passenger son were allegedly protected species.

12:02

Local

Birds return to Vélez-Málaga park after modernisation

Eugenio Cabezas

Some species of birds have returned to the pond at Vélez-Málaga's María Zambrano park since a renovation, including improved filtration and oxygenation of the water, took place earlier this year. Parks and gardens councillor, Marcelino