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Monday 27 July 2015, Gaucin, sunny, calm air-light W-NW wind, 37C

After a couple of 'cooler' days i.e. 32-34C the temperature was back up to 'hot' again today. A look at the west slope of El Hacho from 09:00-10:00hrs didn't produce a great deal as most birds were already keeping their heads down. Sightings included: Common Kestrel, 3 Red-legged Partridge, Woodchat Shrike (adult and juvenile), 25+ European Bee-eater (milling around rather then migrating, I think), Crag Martin, Common Swift, House Martin, Stonechat, Sardinian Warbler and a family party of Cirl Bunting.

Evening Swift sp. numbers over Calle del Pino/Convento now down to around 20-30 max.
Juvenile Woodchat Shrike

Female Common Kestrel
A Scarce Swallowtail - sadly deprived of its eponymous tails

Cicada - small but voluble!

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