After a misty, damp Wednesday, with the temperature reaching a miserly 16C, the past three days have been sunny and rather warm. There are still a handful of House Martin around the village and a Common Chiffchaff in the Calle Convento/Pino gardens but little else to report from Gaucin other than a female Eurasian Sparrowhawk low over the post office at 0930hrs this morning and a few Crag Martin and a Common Kestrel around the castle this afternoon.
Yesterday lunchtime at Estepona beach, despite sunbathers and dogs, there were 120+ Yellow-legged Gull, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Black-headed Gull and a single Sandwich Tern
; offshore there were several Northern Gannet. This morning, walking from Gaucin to Benarraba through the cork oak woods, there were 12 distant Griffon Vulture and, just outside Benarraba, 5 Hawfinch
. There were a few nice fungi around, too, including the sought-after Yema de Huevo Amanita caesarea
or Caesar's mushroom.
|Benarraba and Jubrique|
|Benarraba, Jubrique and Genalguacil|
|Yema de Huevo Amanita caesarea|
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