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Sunday 25 August 2013, sunny, calm air-light S-SE wind, 32C

From 0930-1100hrs a walk along the Sierra de Espartina (Smuggler's route) produced a handful of Honey Buzzard lifting off from the nearby wooded areas, also Griffon Vulture, Booted Eagle (including great views of  two performing a 'bonding' display) and Crested Tit. During the afternoon, frequent scans from the village showed continuing rapter passage with the following sightings:

1530hrs: 5 Honey Buzzard, 4 Black Kite, 1 pale morph Booted Eagle, 1 Short-toed Eagle
1545hrs: 28 Honey Buzzard, 2 Black Kite, 20 Swift sp., 35 European Bee-eater
1615hrs: 5 Honey Buzzard, 3 Black Kite
1715hrs: 23 Honey Buzzard, 25 Black Kite
1730hrs: 28 Honey Buzzard, 29 Black Kite 1 juvenile Egyptian Vulture
1745hrs: 18 Honey Buzzard, 12 Black Kite, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Booted Eagle, 1 Short-toed Eagle
1800hrs: 16 Honey Buzzard, 1 Black Kite, 1 Common Buzzard
1840hrs: 39 European Bee-eater

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