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Saturday 05 March 2016, Gaucin, mostly sunny, light-fresh NW wind, 13C

A check of the Rio Genal in chilly conditions at 11:00hrs produced the first Little-ringed Plover of the year, with a single bird feeding along the water's edge. Also seen were Griffon Vulture, Green Sandpiper, House Martin, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Spotless Starling (doing a fair impression of European Bee-eater call), Meadow Pipit, Black Redstart, White Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Common Chiffchaff, Blackcap, the usual small flock of ~10 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch and Serin; Cetti's Warbler and Great-spotted Woodpecker were heard. Sadly, no sign of last week's two Eurasian Hoopoe.
Back in the village there was an adult Egyptian Vulture with a small group of Griffons over Camino de Avedin this afternoon; also Common Buzzard and a Common Kestrel in the area.
Little-ringed Plover

Little-ringed Plover

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