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Sunday 27 January, Gaucin, mostly cloudy, light W wind, 14C: A midday walk around Cerro del Galgo near San Martin de Tesorillo produced the usual range of winter species such as White Stork (along the Gaucin-Estacion San Roque road), Little Egret, 6 Common Buzzard, Kestrel sp.,  Corn Bunting, Crag Martin,  Zitting Cisticola, White Wagtail, Chiffchaff sp., 20+ Song Thrush, Robin, Chaffinch, Linnet and Serin. The best was saved till last, though, when a Black-winged Kite was spotted hovering less than 5m above a grassy field just 50m away; it hung around for a few minutes and Janys and I got some great views. This location is approximately 10km from the site on the Rio Genal, off the Casares-Secadero track, where my other 'local' sighting of this species was so it's quite possible that this is another individual, so possibly two local pairs, which would be great news.

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