I am in the Mediterranean Balearic Island of Menorca ths week. It's a family holiday and not at all a specific birding trip but its obvious that I am going to keep my eyes open and take a few photos when I can. We have had a lovely couple of days so far and been treated to a few really nice birds, albeit mostly as we have driven past. Telegraph wires can be so productive, but more about that later. This is the 3rd year that we have been here to Cala En Porta on the south of the Island. It's very hot and dry at this time of year and quite busy with tourists as well. Yesterday in what serves as the village square, I had seen Spotted Flycatchers in the Olive Trees. They are very common here and it wasn't a surprise that it was one of the first species seen. I had a spare hour this morning and went to get some pictures and movie. While I sat patiently waiting, well only for a minute or two really, I was very thrilled to watch and photograph Sardinian Warblers, a few juveniles and eventually an adult. This is a particular favourite species of mine. Again, a really common bird here but a real delight. We went on a road trip afterwards and on the way to the Western tip of the Island it was incredible that we saw so many exciting birds, species that back home in the UK would have the listers travelling miles to tick. The list reads like a who's who of bird species, Woodchat Shrike, Bee-eater, White Stork, Red Kite and other birds of prey that I couldn't identify from the driving seat of the car. Once we got to Callen Bosch we sat on the sand amongst the myriads of fellow Holliday makers and an Audouins Gull was doing what the Herring gulls do in the UK. This is an interesting red beaked gull which is quite large and distinctive. Even the Herring Gulls are replaced here by Yellow Legged Gulls. Oh and I forgot to mention the Blue Rock thrush seen within minutes of arriving at the apartment. This all sounds like the Island us alive with birds but like all birding, you have to keep your eyes open but when you do see a species it's generally something worth a second glance.