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Monday 04 July 2016, Gaucin, mostly sunny, light-fresh S-SE wind, 28C

Some rather strange weather yesterday with another sprinkling of dusty rain and an electrical storm during the early hours. The local Booted Eagle are performing well, particularly over Calle Convento/Calle del Pino where I've seen the dark morph individual hanging just a few metres above roof height - very impressive (but never when I have my camera with me!).
On a morning to visit to the west slope of El Hacho on Friday there were plenty of Sardinian Warbler and Stonechat on show, also a female Peregrine, a small covey of Red-legged Partridge including some very young fledglings, Crag Martin, Blue Rock Thrush and Cirl Bunting.
On Saturday evening there were at least 2 Alpine Swift amongst the Commons/Pallids flying around below Gaucín castle.
Walks around the footpaths to the north of the village (Venta Socorro- La Claridad) have produced Griffon Vulture, Booted Eagle, Common Buzzard, Eurasian Jay, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Firecrest, Short-toed Treecreeper, Eurasian Nuthatch, Spotted Flycatcher, Iberian ChiffchaffBonelli's Warbler and Cirl Bunting.
A couple of great photos, courtesy of Kevin Wade, of Rufous Bush the San Pablo area.

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