Search This Blog

Sunday 02 August 2015, Gaucin, mostly sunny, light SE wind, 29C

Following a month where most days saw temperatures around the mid-30s or above, August has begun with a couple of cooler days at 'just' 29C. Despite Wingspanner's sighting of two Honey Buzzard yesterday there has been no other sign of southward raptor migration; by this time last year we had seen several hundred Black Kite on their way back to Africa.
Common/Pallid Swift numbers around the village are slowly dropping off, though this evening there were 40-50 above Calle Convento/Pino at 21:30hrs, also 2 Alpine Swift at 20:15hrs, and there are still a few House Martin and Barn Swallow, too. Occasional small parties of European Bee-eater can be seen above the village but there hasn't been any significant movement so far.
The 'local' raptors include a couple each of Booted Eagle and Short-toed Eagle, the latter displaying close to the southern edge of Gaucin this morning; also a Eurasian Sparrowhawk cruising around late on Saturday evening.

No comments:

Post a Comment