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Monday 16 January 2017, Gaucin, sunny, calm air-light N-NE wind, 15C

Another cold start, 3C, that turned into a beautiful, warm winter's day, despite the light northerly wind. Mid-afternoon I managed a short visit to the west slope of El Hacho, the birding highlight of which was the sight of a wintering Booted Eagle being chased, and made to look quite ungainly, by a territorial Peregrine!
Also seen were Griffon Vulture, Common Kestrel, Southern Grey Shrike, Black Redstart, 15+ Song Thrush, Stonechat, Sardinian Warbler, Blackcap, Serin, Corn Bunting and Cirl Bunting.

On the non-bird front, there were at least 10, possibly as many as 15, Spanish Ibex including adult males, females and a range of youngsters - what a wonderful sight!
male Spanish Ibex
Sierra Bermeja and Sierra Crestellina

1 comment:

  1. Paul - we're so very pleased to hear that you and Janys are back in Gaucin, and that Janys is recovering well. See you during the year. Peter