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Monday 20 July 2015, Gaucin, sunny, light-fresh SE wind, 36C

A visit to the Rio Genal from 0815-1000hrs produced some good sightings including:
Some distant Griffon Vulture over Sierra Crestellina, 2 Booted Eagle, 3 Grey Heron, Little-ringed Plover, at least 3 Turtle Dove, 20+ Wood Pigeon, Great-spotted Woodpecker, 15+ European Bee-eater, at least 5 Golden Oriole (4 juv/fem and 1 male), Spotless Starling, Common Swift, Barn Swallow, Common Kingfisher, White Wagtail, Stonechat, Short-toed Treecreeper, European Robin, Spotted Flycatcher, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff sp., Sardinian Warbler, Chaffinch, Goldfinch and (best of all?) a lovely adult Rock Sparrow.
The river at this point is non-existent, at least above ground, so the Kingfisher must have caught its breakfast further upstream where there is likely to still be some water.
Juv Golden Oriole (and Spotless Starling)
Juv Golden Oriole

Juv Golden Oriole

Rio Genal
Juvenile European Bee-eater

Redundant 'bridge' over the river

Turtle Dove

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