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Wednesday 16 September 2015, Gaucin, mostly cloudy, fresh NW wind, 18C

A big change in the weather with a day of frequent (very) light rain and the constant threat of something more substantial!

My only sighting of note was at 19:00hrs, a lovely male Common Crossbill on a cypress tree opposite the Guardia Civil building on Paseo de Ana Toval. Tim fared a lot better....:

Four very noisy Common Crossbill in pines first thing this morning. Just outside San Pablo de Buceite a muddy/dusty farm was full of birds: flocks of House Sparrow and Starlings, 2 Eurasian Hoopoe, 20+ European Bee-eater, Crested/Thekla Lark, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, 3+ Pied Flycatcher, 3+ Spotted Flycatcher, 4 White Wagtails, Corn Bunting, Black-eared Wheatear, Common Kestrel, Booted Eagle.

Further along the road a lot of Booted Eagles (15 at one time) moving south; plus a few Black Kites, and Short-toed Eagles (I presume all kept low by the weather).

We then watched a Eurasian Hobby zoom across the road and snatch a sparrow from a field. The Hobby then flew around with it in its talons for a few minutes: spectacular.

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