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Wednesday 24 August 2016, Gaucin, mostly sunny, light-fresh SE wind, 30C

Having recently told someone I hadn't heard a Tawny Owl for some time, one promptly called for a few minutes in Calle del Pino in the early hours of this morning.

There were at least 2 female/imm Pied Flycatcher in the cork oaks behind El Hacho mountain above El Peso mid-morning; also Firecrest, Eurasian Nuthatch, Bonelli's Warbler and Chiffchaff sp.

There was a bit of Honey Buzzard migration this afternoon with groups of 4, 5 and 5 moving through between 17:00 and 17:25hrs; also 2 Short-toed Eagle. Tim B reported 30 European Bee-eater this morning, 2 Short-toed Eagle around lunch time, 2 or 3 Swift sp. during the afternoon and 30 Black Kite over the village at around 19:00hrs.

An interesting side-effect of the impact of Diclofenac on vulture population in India:

Zoroastrian tradition under threat

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