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Wednesday 23 September 2015, Gaucin, sunny, calm air-light W wind, 32C

Another very warm day so Tim and I made an early start as we headed to Montejaque and the Llanos de Libar to catch up with some mountain-dwelling species. En-route we spotted an unfortunate Rock Marten that had presumably been killed in a road collision - pretty unlucky on a road as quiet as the Benaojan-Montejaque 'highway'.
Soon after parking the car we saw a confiding family party of Spanish Ibex - lovely to see these beautiful animals so close. A female Black Redstart and was closely followed by several Black Wheatear and a couple of fly-by Alpine Swift. As we walked up the track further into the mountains we logged many Blue Rock Thrush, plus Rock Bunting, Thekla/Crested Lark, Rock Sparrow, more Black Wheatear, female Common Redstart, several more Black Redstart, Meadow Pipit, Blackcap and a flock of 50+ Goldfinch; a Wryneck was heard calling several times but wasn't seen. Raptors were in short supply with just a few Griffon Vulture gliding around.

Sunrise above El Castillo del Aguila - Gaucin
Adult and juvenile Spanish Ibex
Spanish Ibex
Spanish Ibex
Mountains above Montejaque

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