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Wednesday 08 February 2017, Gaucin, sunny, light NW wind, 17C

Nipped out a couple of times over the last few days, enjoying the beautiful, warm, afternoon sunshine. Birding highlights have been few and far between but there were Green Sandpiper, 10+ House Martin and 60+ Griffon Vulture over the Rio Genal on Monday afternoon, also a Short-toed Treecreeper in nearby oak tree; a pale morph Booted Eagle over the Gaucin-Ronda road just on the edge of the village and a Firecrest along the Camino de Gibraltar on Tuesday; a Peregrine around El Hacho on Wednesday.

Still plenty of Song Thrush and Black Redstart around but Spring is on its way evidenced by the increased number of singing species, mainly Blackbird, Blackcap, Sardinian Warbler, occasional Song Thrush and Black Redstart; no singing Chiffchaff yet but there are a lot to be seen.
Some random photos....
Almond blossom

female Black Redstart

Gibraltar from El Hacho

El Hacho ridge from its west slope

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