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Sunday 25 October 2015, Gaucin, cloudy, calm air-light SE wind, 18C

Down on the Rio Genal this morning there were 150+ Griffon Vulture in the air, with 95 over Sierra Crestellina that were joined by at least 55 that came in from the Sierra del Hacho direction. Also 20+ Crag Martin, Cetti's Warbler, White Wagtail and 8 Hawfinch.

The best sighting wasn't a bird but a European Otter, the first I've seen on this stretch of the river, possibly brought down from further upstream by the heavy rains of last week or, hopefully, a youngster looking to set up a territory.

An interesting video from the Vulture Conservation Foundation about Griffon Vultures and the continuing threat to them from the use of Diclofenac ....

Click here for short article and video

The Rio Genal, flowing once again
Looking towards Sierra Crestellina
A couple of photos of today's interesting terrace visitor......a Praying Mantis Mantis religiosa:

Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis

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