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Thursday 30 October 2014, Gaucin, sunny, calm air-light SE wind, 26C

Just time for an hour's visit to the west slope of El Hacho at 1730hrs but it was spoilt, for the second time in succession, by the presence of a hunter. Griffon Vulture, Common Kestrel, Blue Rock Thrush, several Song Thrush, 30+ Crag Martin, Black Redstart, Stonechat, Sardinian Warbler, a flock of 50+ Goldfinch and Cirl Bunting were seen; Red-legged Partridge was heard. The hunter was shooting at Song Thrushes and each time he fired many took to the air in panic, including at least 6 from one small tree......

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