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Tuesday 01 November 2016, Gaucin, partly cloudy, light rain am, light SE wind, 20C

In Salitre on Sunday there were many Chiffchaff around with a group of at least 6 (presumably all Common) frequenting a small patch of chumbo (prickly pear).
In Gaucin on Monday morning there were 100+ Griffon Vulture just SE of Sierra del Hacho (also per M Bennett). As a sure sign of Autumn, several Black Redstart have been seen in the village in the last couple of days and a Meadow Pipit was over Calle Convento on Monday.
There was a little light rain this morning (just 1mm) but an afternoon stroll along the Camino de Gibraltar was made in warm sunshine with the following seen:
Griffon Vulture, Peregrine (in a very steep, very fast dive behind the castle), Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 3 Song Thrush, Spotless Starling, Eurasian Jay, Great-spotted Woodpecker, 20+ Black Redstart (at least 10 in just one small almond grove), Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Sardinian Warbler, Blackcap, 10+ Chiffchaff sp., and Cirl Bunting.

Sunset from Salitre

The Roman settlement of Vesci (foreground), Cortes de la Frontera and Sierra de Libar
Sierra Crestellina under cloud - from Camino de Gibraltar

One of several smart male Black Redstart
Some of the 100+ Griffon Vulture over El Hacho (per M. Bennett)

Skulking (Common) Chiffchaff

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