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Sunday 05 May, Gaucin, mostly sunny, light NE wind, 20C: After Friday's climb of Sierra Crestellina was thwarted by a combination of time and rain Janys and I made another visit this morning. The views were pretty good, though it was a little hazy, and we picked up some good bird sightings, too; flowers included the lovely Spotted Rock Rose Tuberaria guttata and the impressive Elaeoselinum asclepium. We climbed to the northernmost peak, the Cerro de Las Chapas at 926m. Best of the birds were great close-up views of Griffon Vulture, an adult Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Red-billed Chough, Crag Martin, Blue Rock Thrush, Black-eared Wheatear (two females right at the very top of the peak) and Dartford Warbler.

View along the Genal valley

View from the summit of Cerro de las Chapas towards Gaucin
Spotted Rock Rose Tuberaria guttata

Elaeoselinum asclepium

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