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Soaring birds Table 2017
06 Jun: Clear skies with a fresh south-westerly wind. A Griffon Vulture flew north low over the Botanic Gardens chased by Yellow-legged Gulls.
05 Jun: Clear skies with a light westerly wind. A Robin was heard from the Trafalgar cemetery.
04 Jun: Clear skies with a fresh south-westerly wind. Around midday several raptors flew across the Strait and over the Rock and included 25 Honey Buzzards, a Black Kite, 5 Griffon Vultures, 4 Egyptian Vultures, 2 Short-toed Eagles and 2 Booted Eagles.
Two Griffon Vultures, one that wasrecovered from the sea on the 30 April, and the other on the 29th May, were fitted with wing tags, KX and KY, the former with a gps transmitter, and were released this afternoon. Details of KX's movements will be reported on this page.