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« Reply #60 on: May 07, 2015, 10:58:48 pm »

Impressive Honey Buzzard passage yesterday morning visible from Casares/Sierra Crestellina; 200+ moving through between 1000hrs and 1130hrs; several groups of 20+ over Gaucin during the afternoon. Quieter today in Gaucin, but still a few small groups seen.
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« Reply #61 on: May 09, 2015, 09:22:29 am »

Red-necked Nightjar reported from Gaucin yesterday evening; also 10 Black Kite and a single White Stork mid-afternoon.
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« Reply #62 on: May 10, 2015, 11:02:43 pm »

The calm air of yesterday morning produced a big movement of Honey Buzzard with 500-600 passing over Gaucin between 1030 and 1130hrs.
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« Reply #63 on: May 15, 2015, 09:44:41 pm »


A rare, female Red~footed Falcon near Osuna today...a little too far away.

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« Reply #64 on: May 17, 2015, 09:13:42 am »

Interesting sighting Brenda. A friend of mine, on holiday here in Gaucin, thought he saw Red-footed Falcons earlier this week. The description was good for this species (he's quite an experienced birder) but what put me off was that he saw a group of 3 and a couple of days later a group of up to 15, all heading north! My immediate thought was Lesser Kestrel - he does have a very distant photo but it isn't conclusive either way. Presumably these numbers would be pretty much against them being red-footed? Anyone know of multiple arrivals of this species; I know there were a lot in Spain in 2008, but not this many together, surely?
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« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2015, 11:27:42 am »


On ABS facebook Javi from Tarifa birding has seen quite a few in recent days and told us to look out for them, and there have been sightings of a few together. Who knows...perhaps they were mixed with Lesser Kestrels, the ones your friend saw, or there was a group of 15!

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« Reply #66 on: May 17, 2015, 04:27:59 pm »

Thanks for that, Brenda. I'll pass the info on to my friend who will be thrilled (I, however, am now even more fed-up that I missed them!).
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« Reply #67 on: May 18, 2015, 10:40:40 am »

Yesterday, a group of 18 (!) birds was seen in the Girona area: http://spain.observado.org/waarneming/view/102325139?lang=en&local=xx.

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« Reply #68 on: May 18, 2015, 02:09:54 pm »

Hi Alain, thanks for your contribution to the Red-footed Falcon sub-thread! I'm now convinced that the 15 birds seen over Gaucin by my friend were this species.
Paul
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