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Friday 16 May 2014, Gaucin, mostly sunny, fresh-strong SE wind, 22C

I took advantage of a mid-morning trip to the coast to drop in at the gorge at Canuto de Utrera near Manilva/Casares. Unfortunately, the wind was gusting strongly, particularly where it was channelled by the gorge but I did see Griffon Vulture, Short-toed eagle, Booted Eagle, 12 Honey Buzzard (10 kettling west of the gorge and 2 directly above it), Common Buzzard and 2 Black Kite that didn't appear to be migrating; also, Blue Rock Thrush, Crag Martin, Red-rumped Swallow, Barn Swallow, Common Swift, Woodchat Shrike, Blue Rock Thrush, Sardinian Warbler and Serin.

On the drive back to Gaucin I checked out the Bonelli's Eagle nest and there was an adult on it eating its prey; it didn't seem to be incubating eggs.

Canuto de Utrera

View NE towards Sierra Bermeja

male Serin

Sierra Crestellina - site of the Bonelli's Eagle nest

Bonelli's Eagle nest - adult just visible!

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