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Monday 29 August 2016, Gaucin, partly cloudy, light W-NW wind, 36C

A change in wind direction to poniente produced a very warm and humid day.
Highlights of a morning walk around La Umbria were a male Pied Flycatcher and a second Monarch butterfly in two days, also a singing Iberian Chiffchaff.
Very little raptor migration with just a couple each of Short-toed Eagle and Booted Eagle mid-afternoon. There was a (local) Common Buzzard over Calle Convento during the morning. At 18:30hrs a flock of 50+ European Bee-eater headed south over the village - it's difficult to know if they were migrating as there is a group of about that size around most days at the moment.

Good news from Tim B who reported hearing an Eagle Owl at 06:00hrs this morning - I haven't seen nor heard one since 22 October last year!

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