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Sunday 23 February 2014, Gaucin, mostly sunny, fresh E-SE wind, 11C

More House Martin around today, at least 20 in and around the village, also a group of 15+ Crag Martin and one Barn Swallow over Camino de Avedin in the afternoon, plus 25+ Griffon Vulture over Sierra Crestellina.

Walking below the castle again this morning I realised that I haven't seen the Red-billed Chough around the village since last September, hopefully they are around somewhere - there have been a lot more people climbing on the rocks below the castle lately and the disturbance may have an effect on the Raven, Chough, Eagle Owl and Blue Rock Thrush nesting success.

As well as the Dull Ophrys seen yesterday, today there was a lovely Green-winged Orchid Orchis morio subsp. picta on the old stone footpath below the castle.

Green-winged Orchid Orchis morio subsp. picta

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