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« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2015, 08:59:56 am »

Past week has seen major migration of raptors over the Serrania de Ronda involving mostly Black Kite and Short-toed Eagle, but a few Booted Eagle and Egyptian Vulture also seen. The vulture feeding station has seen up to 3 Egyptian Vulture and 3 Black Vulture accompanying the huge local stock of Griffons. Black Stork has been seen in small numbers, some near Montejaque. Sub-alpine Warbler seen 12th March as were 6 Alpine Swift. Pallid Swift (7) over Ronda last Thursday too! My first Red-rumped Swallow over the house last Sunday - 15th March. Lots of Barn Swallow and House Martin, both migrants and summer resident here, also a couple of Sand Martin 15th March. Ring Ouzel still present, although these may be those returning north from Morocco rather than winter residents.
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« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2015, 05:01:46 pm »

Thanks for your sightings, Peter. Where is the vulture feeding station sited?
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« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2015, 10:43:22 pm »

Guessing that it is the one between Cortes de la Frontera and Estacion de Colmenar?
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« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2015, 09:20:27 pm »

Thanks, Kevin. Do you know exactly where it is? I've heard it mentioned so many times, without anyone actually divulging the location, that it's become an almost mythical place!

At least 10 Swift sp. over Gaucin yesterday late afternoon, at least one of which was Pallid.
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« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2015, 09:38:21 pm »

Hi Paul
The parking is at:
 36°34'55.71"N    5°23'20.02"W
Its on the road up from Gaucin, just before it meets the A373 just before the Cortés Youth Hostel
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« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2015, 10:18:13 pm »

Fantastic Kevin, thanks! 60+ Short-toed Eagle and 4 Booted Eagle through over Gaucin between 10:00 and 10:30 this morning, otherwise very quiet again. Better weather and, hopefully, more raptors later in the week.
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« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2015, 10:22:54 pm »

Did have a Short-toed Eagle flying West at 7:30 this morning over Marbella, but it quickly turned round and headed east, with 8 Yellow-legged gulls in chase,
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« Reply #37 on: March 25, 2015, 05:28:14 pm »

A flock of at least 20 Alpine Swifts moving east over Marbella this afternoon. Guess the strong, cool, North wind is pushing them close to the coast.
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« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2015, 10:35:03 pm »

40+ Black Kite over Gaucin at 1100hrs and 30min later another 30+ over the wind turbines near Casares. A male Montagu's Harrier heading north over Gaucin at 1830hrs. Swift numbers building up late afternoon.
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« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2015, 12:02:09 pm »

First Nightingales signing at 07:30 last Thursday morning 26th. At least three birds.
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« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2015, 09:25:46 pm »

Female Woodchatshrike in Marbella today.
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« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2015, 10:44:37 pm »

Moving through Gaucin today: Osprey mid-morning and the first European Bee-eater of the year at 1800hrs.
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« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2015, 01:09:35 pm »

Yes they're back!! Bee-Eaters moving east this morning.
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« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2015, 01:11:14 pm »


Just heard my first Bee eaters in Ronda! Yipee!!
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« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2015, 03:26:53 pm »

The Rio Genal below Gaucin this morning was alive with migrants: Osprey, Black Kite, Booted and Short-toed Eagle, Little-ringed Plover, Wryneck, Eurasian Hoopoe, European Bee-eater, Common Nightingale, Bonelli's Warbler and Willow Warbler; a fantastic couple of hours!
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