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Monday 27 August, Gaucin, partly cloudy, light-fresh SE wind, 32C: Despite the change in wind direction the raptor migration followed a similar pattern to yesterday suggesting, as perhaps you might expect, that the wind conditions at the point of origin have a more significant effect on the route than our local conditions. Observations as follows:

0900hrs: 1 Honey Buzzard N-S over centre of village
1055hrs: 27 Honey Buzzard, 4 Black Kite N-S over centre ofvillage
1110hrs:  22 Honey Buzzard N-S over centre of village
1150hrs: 23 Honey Buzzard, 1 Booted Eagle N-S over centre of village
1545hrs: 220 birds (mostly Honey Buzzard but also a small number <10 -="-" a="a" accurate="accurate" algeciras.="algeciras." along="along" and="and" before="before" bit="bit" black="black" carrying="carrying" constant="constant" counts="counts" crestellina="crestellina" de="de" distance="distance" est="est" genal="genal" kettling="kettling" kite="kite" made="made" martin="martin" on="on" over="over" p="p" passing="passing" right="right" rio="rio" san="san" sharp="sharp" sierra="sierra" species="species" tesorillo="tesorillo" the="the" then="then" towards="towards" tricky="tricky" turbines="turbines" turning="turning" wind="wind">1600hrs: 30 Common Swift N-S
1930hrs: 115 birds (again mostly Honey Buzzard) direction as above.

Throughout the afternoon and early evening there were occasional singles/twos of Honey Buzzard following the direct N-S route over Gaucin.

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