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in spain the rain may fall mainly on the plain but the wind is a freakin' monsoon

2014-03-11 - 12:38 p.m.

We spent a final morning searching for Iberian Lynx but the tracks were as close as we came. Bah humbug. There was lots of game -- partridge, rabbit, and some kind of deer, including some males with great racks -- but the lynx couldn't be convinced to show itself.

Onward to Tarifa. It's windy as crap here, and a primary industry seems to be windsurfing schools. The weather report on Monday night said we'd see gusts of up to 50 miles per hour, and I'm sure we did, as I nearly got blown off my feet a couple of times. However, we did see tons of migrating raptors -- mostly Black Kites and Short-Toed Snake Eagles but also our first two Osprey, our first two Booted Eagles, and our first Hen and Montague Harriers. There were also better looks at Marsh Harrier.

My hat seems to have blown away. It went so quickly, and the wind was always so loud that I didn't even see it go.

The migration seemed to die out around 4:30, giving me a little time to get caught up with the thrilling trip report before dinner. I haven't mentioned meals here, but lunch starts at 1:30 and dinner starts at 8 or 8:30. Doesn't that cause some interesting dreams, eating so late all the time?

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