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Wednesday 15 August, sunny, light W-NW wind, 34C: More raptor migration over Gaucin today as follows -
1100hrs: 8 Honey Buzzard
1300hrs: 7 Honey Buzzard
1310hrs: 70 Black Kite
1350hrs: 89 Black Kite
1530hrs: 157 Black Kite, 34 Common Swift

Interestingly the Honey Buzzard were passing further to the west, just in front, or behind, El Hacho whilst the Black Kite were mainly directly over the village.

Late afternoon went down to the Rio Guadiaro at Secadero for a picnic; despite there being other people around there were still a few birds to be seen including Booted Eagle, Common Buzzard, White Stork, Little Egret, Little-ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, lots of Bee-eater on wires, several Turtle Dove, Common Swift, Red-rumped Swallow, Sardinian Warbler, Corn Bunting and Crested Lark. As we drove home just after dusk we were lucky to see a Red-necked Nightjar sitting right in the middle of the road and also a Tawny Owl on a fencepost just at the side of the road.

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