Transport used ? - well the local bus - great service - and very entertaining as anyone will tell you who has travelled on those buses - a queue means nothing and the bus may or may not stop when requested and as many people as possible cram onto the bus until it is impossible to fit any more in.
The Albufera Marshes stretch over a distance of 1646,48 hectares - it is massive consisting of waterways - walkways - cycle tracks and scrubland with viewing towers and hides for observation at strategic points - the pic above gives an idea of the bigger picture - in the distance a glimpse of Alcudia Old Town -
Although a continual chorus of bird calls can be heard it is quite difficult to spot a lot - birds are calling and flying through the trees and reeds
Two special shots for me were the Purple Gallinule see above - this bird is so special - it came strutting out of the reeds right below us - we were looking down from a bridge over the water - I have seen one before on the lagoons on a previous visit a few years back - bright blue feathers and red legs - amazing
The Little Bittern is only small against the Gallinule - we spent quite a while watching as the Bittern slowly crept into the reeds - sometimes becoming invisible to the eye - although we were aware that it was so well camouflaged as to make itself invisible
walking shoes on - this was our first visit of the week to Albufera - we would return again later in the week as it so happens.
Puerto Pollensa is full of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered and only a short bus ride away from Alcudia a scenic trip past Alcudia Old Town and up the coastal road.
La Gola is a small reserve in the centre of Pollensa consisting of pathways through woodland and shrubberies a lakeside walk - apparently crossbills frequent the treetops but we did not see any but we did see a Siberian Warbler I think- no pic unfortunately-but it was foraging around in the tall bush above this sign
a Egret and a Heron
fished at the lakeside
The park was quite small and set in a quiet area of Pollensa
The views were incredible - stuff that memories are made of
Next day a trip to Formentor was on the agenda - see my header pic - again a action packed day - all on the local bus - we only touched on the beauty of the area so a visit in the future could be on the cards -
North Marjorca will always be a special place to me - linking today with Our World Tuesday