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Tuesday 10 April, fresh NW wind, mostly sunny, 20C but feeling cooler in the wind: An afternoon visit to the Barca Moreno area near San Pablo de Buciete produced some good sightings, despite the annoying fresh NW wind. Highlights were an adult Egyptian Vulture, 2 Red Kite, adult male Montagu's Harrier and Melodious Warbler. Also recorded were Griffon Vulture, Booted Eagle (pale and intermediate morphs), Short-toed Eagle, Common Kestrel, Woodchat Shrike, European Bee-eater (see photos; pair excavating nest hole and one on telegraph wire),

Corn Bunting (see photo of one struggling to hold onto a wire fence against the wind!),
Linnet (including one cracking male that just escaped being photographed), Collared Dove, Barn Swallow, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Blackcap, Sardinian Warbler, Zitting Cisticola and Nightingale (heard).

Three Crossbill (2f 1m) in the pines by Gaucin petrol station; 6 Black Kite mid afternoon by El Hacho and 1 Montagu's Harrier there about 1900hrs (per Tim Birkhead).

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