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Friday 23 August 2013, Gaucin, sunny, light-fresh S-SE wind, 32C

A morning visit down to the Rio Genal from 0845-1015hrs produced the following:
Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Honey Buzzard (2 following the river downstream at about 1030hrs), Common Kestrel, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Turtle Dove (at least 6 individuals), European Bee-eater (just a couple flying over), Eurasian Jay, Golden Oriole (1 male, 2 female/juv), Common Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, Sardinian Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff sp., Willow Warbler, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch and a small party of Hawfinch.

There was steady southward migration today, with most birds taking a NE-SW route over the centre of  Gaucin. Numbers as follows:
1030hrs: 20 Honey Buzzard, 15 Black Kite (below Las Limas estate)
1330hrs: 2 Honey Buzzard
1350hrs: 7 Honey Buzzard
1400hrs: 32 European Bee-eater
1500hrs: 1 Black Kite
1505hrs: 15 Honey Buzzard
1530hrs: 7 Honey Buzzard, 4 Black Kite
1540hrs: 17 Black Kite
1615hrs: 22 Honey Buzzard
1730hrs: 16 Black Kite, 29 European Bee-eater
1745hrs: 12 Honey Buzzard
1800hrs: 15 Honey Buzzard, 12 Black Kite, 1 adult Egyptian Vulture
1840hrs: 33 Honey Buzzard


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