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Saturday 04 July 2015, Gaucin, hazy sunshine, light SE wind, 31C

A warm and muggy day with some misty cloud drifting up from the south during the morning. The low cloud base meant we had some great views of a pair of Short-toed Eagle over Calle del Pino as they flew in tandem towards the castle, screeching their eerie call at each other as they went. Also around were a dark morph and a light morph Booted Eagle, a Eurasian Sparrowhawk , hassled by a posse of Common and Pallid Swift, and a few Griffon Vulture; several European Bee-eater were heard just south of the village but I didn't manage to catch sight of any of them!
Swift sp. numbers seem up on the last couple of years and there have been some impressive evening displays over the last few days. On Friday evening at about 2030hrs there was at least one Alpine Swift amongst a group of Common/Pallid above the municipal swimming pool.

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