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Tuesday 18 June, Gaucin, mostly cloudy, light-fresh W-NW wind, 17C: After a warm weekend, the wind swung through 180 degrees and Monday was much cooler as was today with the added constant threat of rain. Nothing major to report bird-wise but a Blackcap has turned up in the garden and is singing at full volume; yesterday there were at least 30 Griffon Vulture in a 'kettle' above Gaucin castle. A walk around El Hacho mountain this morning produced Griffon Vulture (there was a recently dead goat on the track near to El Peso farm but the vultures seemed uninterested in it), Booted Eagle, Short-toed Eagle and Peregrine. Near the junction of the Gaucin-Algeciras/Gaucin-El Colmenar roads there was what appeared to be an adult female Honey Buzzard; I went back late afternoon but couldn't relocate it; it would be good if it is breeding on one of the wooded hills nearby.

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