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Sunday 06 September 2015, Gaucin, mostly sunny, light S-SE wind, 27C

Saturday was mostly cloudy and a warm 27C; a mid-afternoon visit to a very quiet (other than a nearby JCB and the occasional gunshot!) Rio Genal produced little other than a Booted Eagle, a single Turtle Dove hanging in there, a passing flock of 20+ European Bee-eater, a female Black Redstart, several Sardinian Warbler, a Willow Warbler and, in the pine trees, a Crested Tit.

Back in Gaucin the few Swift sp. were again joined by a single Alpine Swift

Oleander - some colour amongst the largely sun-bleached scene
Some Honey Buzzard passage over the east of the village this afternoon as follows:
18:30hrs: 53
18:45hrs: 15
19:10hrs: 180
19:30hrs: 12

Also around were 'local' Booted Eagle (a dark morph 'pair'), 20+ House Martin and a handful of Common Swift. The surprise package was a male and female/juv Golden Oriole that appeared low over Calle del Pino, landing in a cork oak tree just below the houses. Given that those from the river area have already departed, these were possibly dropping in to feed/roost before continuing their journey southwards.
Clouds spilling over Sierra Crestellina

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