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Wednesday 22 August, Gaucin, hazy sunshine, light SE wind, later SW, 36C: If you could brave the heat there was quite a bit of raptor passage to be seen today.
1110hrs: 3 Honey Buzzard, 3 Booted Eagle (2ad 1juv)
1215hrs: 6 Honey Buzzard
1530hrs: At least 200 Swift, including some Pallid
1545hrs: 60 Black Kite
1630hrs: 1 female Montagu's Harrier - quite low over the village then moving NE-SW across the Rosa Alta ridge
2010hrs: 65 Honey Buzzard in a thermal 'kettle' over the East of the village (wind direction had changed to SW by this time)

As well as the passgae birds there were also a dozen or so Bee-eater on the wires below the village, 3 Common Buzzard over Rosa Alta at 1930hrs, a couple of sightings of Common Kestrel, the local Short-toed Eagles (x3) and Booted Eagles (x2), and an Alpine Swift amongst the remaining late afternoon Swift flock.

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