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Tuesday 16 February 2016, Gaucin, mostly sunny, calm air-light S-SE wind, 12C

After 5 consecutive wet days yesterday saw just a few spots of rain and today was fine and dry, if very chilly early on in the brisk northerly wind that had buffeted us throughout the night before the wind backed to S-SE and everything calmed down.

An early morning walk along Camino de Avedin produced 5 Hawfinch and a couple of Common Chiffchaff but nothing else of note. Following the same route early evening, there were at least 13 Hawfinch in the same tree as this morning, plus Common Buzzard, 80-100 House Martin around and about, Song Thrush, a couple of European Robin in full song, Short-toed Treecreeper and Common Chiffchaff.

I had thought that today might bring some more Black Kite, given that there must have been a fair few backed up in Morrocco after the recent wet and windy conditions, but regular scanning of the skies produced nothing but small groups of Griffon Vulture.

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