Several large passages of raptors were noted over village during the last few days...........
GAUCIN - RAPTOR PASSAGE
Paul, who lives on the western side of the village (the opposite side to qhere we live) noted the following raptor passage during the last few days:
more » Wednesday 26 August 2015, Gaucin, sunny, light-fresh SE wind, 28C
Scanning the skies every so often from 16:00hrs-18:00hrs produced the following - all very high and only visible with binoculars: 16:45hrs: 63 Honey Buzzard, 3 Black Kite 17:15hrs: 1 Common Buzzard (superb 'white' individual), 25 Honey Buzzard, 2 Black Kite 17:25hrs: 111 Honey Buzzard 17:40hrs: 37 Honey Buzzard, 15 Black Kite, 1 adult *Egyptian Vulture* Only a handful of Swift sp. around Calle Convento/Pino this evening. more »