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Tuesday 07 August, partly cloudy, strong E breeze (Beaufort 6), 26C: Yesterday's change in wind direction from W (Poniente) to E (Levante) has brought the the temperatures down to a more bearable level but the strength of the E wind has probably put paid to the chances of seeing much raptor migration over Gaucin. This morning a visit to the, now totally dry, Rio Genal below Gaucin from 0800-0930hrs produced Griffon Vulture, Booted Eagle (1 pale morph, 1 dark morph), a flock of 200+ Wood Pigeon flying NE, at least 3 Golden Oriole (2 male, 1 female/juv seen but heard like more), Great-spotted Woodpecker (female feeding juvenile; female in photos), Green Woodpecker, Spotted Flycatcher (including several juv), White Wagtail, Sardinian Warbler and Cetti's Warbler. Later on I checked on the Red-rumped Swallow nest on the Loma de Avedin but it looks unfortunately like it has been deserted - no activity the last three times I've been there.

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