Over 250 Short-toed Eagle were observed arriving from Morocco today
As the wind had changed coming from the west and as expected, nothin was moving after having a quick look from the obs car park. Twenty minutes later east of Tarifa, I arrived at Punta del Camaro and recognised some birders at the side of the road and joined them. Scanning from the cliff, in the four hours we were there, we got cracking views of Short-toed Eagle as they came in. However, we were disappointed when one of the birders on the Whatsapp group in the area got news of a Lesser Spotted Eagle had flown past some birders who were next to the lighthouse just around the corner!!
And we could see the lighthouse from where we were as a Short-toed Eagle glides through!
16 Booted Eagle
2 Egyptian Vulture
1 male Marsh Harrier
1 Osprey (resident)
4 Black Stork
37 White Stork
1 House Martin
16 Booted Eagle was a high number for this time of year
4 Black Stork flew into the bay
White Stork with the north end of The Rock
Later on I had a walk down the coastal road and there were a single Red-rumped Swallow, pairs of Cirl Bunting and Thekla's Larks in good numbers.
From 11.45-14.10 these were the totals
3 Booted Eagle
6 Egyptian Vulture
200+ Black Kite
1 Tree Pipit
52 Griffon Vulture in the dull weather
Up to 6 Egyptian Vulture passed through
Over 600 Short-toed Eagle moved through
Male Sardinian Warbler
Male Cirl Bunting
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