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Old Friday 28th July 2017, 12:52   #776
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Can anyone provide an update on access to the Cazalla watchpoint this year?
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Old Friday 28th July 2017, 20:39   #777
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Can anyone provide an update on access to the Cazalla watchpoint this year?
There should be no problems since they've constructed a purpose built slip road to the watchpoint.
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Old Friday 28th July 2017, 21:31   #778
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This is the new access, photo from May 2016. The exit towards Tarifa is equally luxurious.
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Old Saturday 29th July 2017, 15:14   #779
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Can anyone provide an update on access to the Cazalla watchpoint this year?
Dear Alf, you won't have any trouble to access Cazalla viewpoint AS LONG AS you drive in the direction from Algeciras to Tarifa.
Enjoy the high numbers of storks and black kites at the moment!
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Old Tuesday 1st August 2017, 11:18   #780
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Thanks all. We come from the Barbate direction ( I've done it many times before) so go along to the Estrecho mirador to turn around and avoid the attentions of the police.

Has the parking situation at Cazalla been affected at all and is access available at all times?
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The car parking is the same as before Alf, nominally plenty of space, but with the new access it attracts more casual visitors, so it can get a bit tight.
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Old Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 15:13   #782
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The car parking is the same as before Alf, nominally plenty of space, but with the new access it attracts more casual visitors, so it can get a bit tight.
Thanks BW. I guess that I'll just have to get there before the mob.
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Thanks BW. I guess that I'll just have to get there before the mob.
Don't worry, Alf, I hear Don Corleone has given up birding these days ;-)
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A male pallid harrier flew across the front of my car at La Janda this afternoon. Sadly, instead of hunting the rice field to my left it kept on going towards the N340.

Shortly after that a red kite was turning over the ridge above the cattle farm. I think that's the first red kite I've seen at La Janda. They are common further north around Santa Maria, Trebujena etc, but they don't often turn up nearer the Strait.

After over two years and four trips without a new bird for my Spain list apart from hawfinch in spring 2016, I got two in two days. Today's harrier and an elegant tern (lifer) at Montijo on Rio Guadalquivir yesterday.
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Migrant movement

I cannot see any posts re this Autumns movements around Tarifa? Is nobody posting or is it a glitch with birdforum? I am in Tarifa again for a few days, away for a couple then back again - ystda was a very windy Levanter but calm today. There is usually stuff posted so i am a bit surprised.....

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Fundacion Migres, never previously very good at disseminating information, has been tweeting totals (often retweeted by 'Inglorious Bustards) passing over Cazalla this autumn.
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Having been in an atrocious, undrivable condition earlier this autumn, the track up to Algorrabo has recently been repaired and is now negotiable in a normal car.
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Fundacion Migres, never previously very good at disseminating information, has been tweeting totals (often retweeted by 'Inglorious Bustards) passing over Cazalla this autumn.
If that's the same figures as they are posting on Facebook, John it's the combined weekly totals of Cazalla and Algarrobo added together.

It's useful, but not as useful to visitors on the Strait as the daily charts that were pinned up at Cazalla by the Migres staff last year, which showed the individual counts for the two observatories. The showed that more honeys moved through Algarrobo in the ratio of about 5 to 1 iirc, but that Cazalla swept the board with white storks to the almost exclusion of Cazalla and that the majority of black kites and Egyptian vultures took the Cazalla exit. They also showed the massive fluctuation in daily egress numbers, dependent on weather conditions, something that the weekly records can't do. I posted something to this effect on the Migres Facebook page last week, but so far no reply.
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