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Tuesday 08 July 2014, Gaucin, sunny, light SE wind, 27C

It's been very quiet birdwise over the last few days which is fairly typical for July. After a cool weekend with NW winds and temperatures in the low 20s the wind has now veered to levante and more summery weather has returned. There have been some early signs of post-breeding, pre-migration activity with House Martin forming small flocks, and messing about around the corners of buildings, and European Bee-eater making noisy forays over the village, groups of 4 or 5 over the weekend but a bigger group of 16 at 1915hrs this afternoon. At 1800hrs this afternoon a pair of Common Buzzard drifted across the south of the village and a lone pale morph Booted Eagle circled high above the Camino de Gibraltar.

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