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Saturday 02 April 2016, Gaucin, sunny am, cloudy pm, calm air-light S-SE wind, 17C

A morning check of the west slope of El Hacho produced a good list of species:
It started well as a male Montagu's Harrier flew over whilst I was at the petrol station! Later, at El Hacho: 30+ Griffon Vulture, very low, there may have been some carrion around as one or two landed and squabbled with each other, 3 pale morph Booted Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Black Kite, lovely pale Common Buzzard, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 6 Common Raven, Eurasian Jay, two groups of 30 and 21 European Bee-eater, a couple of Crag Martin, male Common Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, female Black Redstart, at least 4 pairs of Stonechat, Blackbird, Great Tit,  several Sardinian Warbler (at least a couple singing), male Dartford Warbler, Linnet, Goldfinch, Chaffinch and Cirl Bunting; Red-legged Partridge and Common Cuckoo were heard.
Cirl Bunting

Griffon Vulture

Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture

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