Search This Blog

Monday 31 August 2015, Gaucin, mostly sunny, light S-SE wind am, light-fresh W-SW wind pm, 30C

After Sunday's 'blocking' weather of low cloud and occasional bursts of (very) light rain, just a pair of Willow Warbler in the garden to report, today many birds took the opportunity to get on with their migration. Observations as follows:

08:15hrs: A Common Crossbill singing on top of a cypress tree just along from the hotel Caballo Andaluz.

11:30hrs: 30+ Honey Buzzard

14:00-14:30hrs: Lots of passage with 700+ raptors in mixed flocks including 1 adult Egyptian Vulture, Honey Buzzard, Black Kite and Booted Eagle; 100+ European Bee-eater

15:00-15:30hrs: 200+ mainly Honey Buzzard and Booted Eagle but also some Black Kite and Short-toed Eagle; 100+ European Bee-eater; 2 Red-rumped Swallow (probably not migrating), 20+ Swift sp.

17:15-17:45hrs: male Marsh Harrier, 2ad 1 juv Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle; 23 European Bee-eater

19:30hrs: 20 Black Kite; 100+ mixed Swift flock (Common, Pallid and at least 2 Alpine Swift); 45+ European Bee-eater

No comments:

Post a Comment