Sunday 06 March: What a difference a few hours makes - after an night of electrical storms and a morning of heavy rain the skies cleared in the late afternoon (1730-1830hrs) to allow a quick walk down the Camino de Gibraltar. Good views of a female Sparrowhawk, plus Black Redstart, Serin, Stonechat, Griffon Vulture, Common Kestrel, Spotless Starling, Blackbird, Blackcap, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Barn Swallow, House Martin and my first Common Swift of the year. Both Cetti's Warbler and Cirl Bunting were heard. Sitting writing this looking out of the window down towards Gibraltar there at least two Common Swift wheeling away in front of the village. There hasn't been much raptor migration visible from Gaucin for a while with fresh E-SE winds keeping the birds farther west and the forecast for the next few days isn't too favourable, either but you never know!
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