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Friday 31 January 2014, Gaucin, mostly cloudy, persistent light rain, light NW wind, 8C

The last five days of January were generally mild, 8-12C, and damp with rainfall between 2 and 15L/m2 per day. There's been little to report in terms of birds but dog-walking duties have taken me along the Camino de Gibraltar early most mornings and afternoons and the following have been seen:
Griffon Vulture (15-25 most days between Sierra Crestellina and Sierra del Hacho), Common Kestrel (a female hanging around Calle del Pino for a few days now), Black Redstart, Song Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush (on a roof in Calle del Pino), Great-spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Jay, Spotless Starling, Meadow Pipit, White Wagtail, Eurasian Nuthatch, European Robin, Blackbird, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Firecrest, Chiffchaff sp., Blackcap, Sardinian Warbler, Hawfinch (seen most mornings with a max count of 6 in the poplars below the old convent), Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Serin and Cirl Bunting. Cetti's Warbler and Green Woodpecker were heard.

On Thursday lunchtime there was a Peregrine flying around the summit of El Hacho and a Blue Rock Thrush lower down but nothing else of note.

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