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Wednesday 29 June 2016, Gaucin, hazy sunshine, light SE wind, 29C

Well, a week has passed since my last post and not a lot has happened (there was something about a referendum in the UK but I don't think it was anything important.....).  As you might expect for late June, the weather has been relatively settled, though yesterday was a strange, murky day with electrical storms and a sprinkling of dusty rain.
Exciting species have been thin on the ground but the continued presence of 2 Turtle Dove along La Umbria (suggesting they may be breeding nearby) and the definite breeding of Crag Martin below the castle are something to be excited about!
Other than that, walks around the village (La Umbria, Camino de Gibraltar, Venta Socorro-La Claridad) have produced the usual array of species: Griffon Vulture, Short-toed Eagle (still just the one seen lately), Booted Eagle, Common Kestrel, European Bee-eater, Wood Pigeon, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Blue Rock Thrush, Woodchat Shrike, Crested Lark, Common Swift, Pallid Swift, Stonechat, Short-toed Treecreeper, Common Nightingale, Sardinian Warbler, Bonelli's Warbler, Iberian Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, Serin and Cirl Bunting.

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