First stop the migration observation points near Tarifa. Sure enough the raptors were streaming high overhead on their way to Africa, which is clearly visible from here. It was a calm, hot day so the raptors had used the thermals to achieve height for the sea crossing. Short-toed Eagles were abundant, Griffon Vultures in large numbers, some Booted Eagles were seen along with a few Honey Buzzards. However I am not too keen on gazing at small specks in the sky so my attention was drawn to a delightful Willow Warbler, fattening up on seeds from the surrounding bushes before making its way South.
Surprise bird here was the Alpine Swift that shot across in front of us, not too difficult to pick out from the House Martins and Swallows that were also gathering for migration.
We did spot a Sparrowhawk amongst all the eagles and vultures, but too high for any worthwhile photography.
As we moved through this varied site our bird list gradually increased to include Golden Eagle, Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Buzzard and very close-up views of a lovely Whinchat which unfortunately would not sit still long enough for a photo.
A good day´s birding was rounded off nicely when sitting eating dinner we watched a Red-Necked Nightjar flying around the gardens hunting moths attracted to the hotel lights.