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Tuesday 20 August 2013, Gaucin, sunny, light-fresh E-SE wind, 32C

A morning visit to the Rio Genal from 0830-1000hrs produced some good sightings including: Booted Eagle, Turtle Dove, Collared Dove, Grey Heron, 3x Green Sandpiper, European Bee-eater, Eurasian Jay, Common Swift, Barn Swallow, Golden Oriole (at least 3, 1 male, 2 female/juvenile), Spotless Starling, Grey Wagtail (family party of at least 4 individuals), 4x Spotted Flycatcher, Iberian Chiffchaff (still attempting a short song!), Blackcap, Cirl Bunting, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch and 3x Hawfinch.

Since the initial passage of Black Kite over the village during the first week of August it has been very quiet on the migration front but it is, however, going on elsewhere! I've had reports of several hundred Black Kite, along with a handful of Egyptian Vulture and Short-toed Eagle, held up along the coast near Bolonia presumably waiting for the Easterly winds to abate so they can make the crossing to Morocco.

Golden Oriole adult male that refused to face me!

Golden Oriole adult female

Golden Oriole (with Blackcap and Hawfinch!)

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