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Monday 09 April, west slope of El Hacho, Gaucin, 1100-1300hrs, light SE wind, 20C: A lovely warm Spring day, a welcome change after last week's unseasonably cold weather! Bird life very Spring-like, too with Nightingale and Cuckoo in full song as well as lots of Stonechat and Sardinian Warbler in display flights. Also seen were a female Common Redstart, male and female/first winter Northern Wheatear (see photos), Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff sp., (though none singing), Blackcap, Serin, Linnet, Woodlark, House Martin, Pallid Swift, Common Swift, 2 Alpine Swift, 80-100 Bee-eater, 20+ Griffon Vulture, 3 Booted Eagle, 8 Black Kite, Common Kestrel and Raven.

Red-rumped Swallow perched on the railings beside El Puente's terrace. Also, a pair of Kingfishers on the river at Estacion de Gaucin (per Tim Birkhead).

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