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Friday 15 April 2016, Gaucin, partly cloudy, light W-SW wind, 18C

A morning trip down to tracks/fields behind Marchenilla/San Pablo produced the following sightings:
Griffon Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Common Raven, 80+ European Bee-eater, Woodchat Shrike, Thekla Lark, Crested Lark, Common Swift, Pallid Swift, Red-rumped Swallow, Tawny Pipit, Stonechat, Common Nightingale, at least 5 Common Whitethroat, 5 Melodious Warbler, Willow Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, House Sparrow, a small flock, less than 10, of Spanish Sparrow, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet, Serin and Corn Bunting.

Back in Gaucin there was a male Montagu's Harrier over Calle Convento at 15:00hrs and 6 Black Stork (in and out of the gathering clouds!) at 17:15hrs; also a Bonelli's Warbler and the now 'resident' Common Cuckoo along Camino de Avedin.
Crested Lark
Common Whitethroat
Corn Bunting
Willow Warbler - in the middle of a serious preen
Corn Bunting with nesting material
Zitting Cisticola with nesting material - sheep's wool
Spanish Sparrow
Sierra del Hacho from San Pablo/Marchenilla track

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