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Thursday 12 March 2015, Gaucin, hazy sunshine, light W wind, 24C

What a difference a change in wind direction makes.......whilst down in San Pablo de Buceite, just over in Cadiz province, a coffee stop from 1100-1120hrs was rewarded with large numbers of Black Kite and Booted Eagle, plus at least 20 Short-toed Eagle, all heading north towards the Parque Natural de Los Alcornocales; most were moving through at low altitude and we had some great views. Even better, though, were 2 adult Egyptain Vulture directly overhead. It was difficult to make an accurate count of the main species as there were inter-linking kettles all over the place. At one point, on the horizon above the cork oaks, it looked like there was a huge swarm of giant flies as hundreds of raptors sought out the thermals - a wonderful sight!
Back in Gaucin there was a single Booted Eagle heading north over the village at 1330hrs and a Green Woodpecker just below Calle del Pino at 1730hrs.
A rather poor shot of one of the many Black Kite over San Pablo

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