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Early this morning the wind was still strong, but the day was bright, the air clear, and we climbed the hill with the hope of some nice spotting. And so we spotted, in the afternoon, a Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) juvenile, mobbed by several Eleonora’s Falcons. The first hours passed with no birds. Few minutes after […]

The ringing activity is starting tomorrow and Eli and the volunteers, with the new entry Angie, have been busy setting the mistnets. I, Giacomo, have been charmed by the island last year and I’m here again to count the raptors. If only the wind lets me! Today it’s been very wind, as well, with gusts […]

The wind decided to be stronger than ever and we had to stop the raptor count even though we did not see any raptor. We stopped for some hours and in the afternoon we went up again with the wind just below sixty kilometers per hour but only our friendly kestrel dared to fly today.

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