Mid-August marks the BIG Migration days in the Strait of Gibraltar

Booted Eagle near Tarifa
Booted Eagle near Tarifa

Today has been a BIG day in the Strait of Gibraltar, with several thousands White Storks in huge flocks as well as an impressive numbers of Black Kites flying overhead. Also, some other raptors have been abundant: Booted Eagle, Short-toed Snake-Eagles and Montagu’s Harriers, specially.

Black Kites were counted in the thousands
Black Kites were counted in the thousands
Short-toed Snake-Eagle near Tarifa
Short-toed Snake-Eagle near Tarifa

A beautiful day in the middle of August in Tarifa, for those who think that there’s more than sun and beach in the summer! If September is the most popular time for migration because of the diversity of species, August is definitely the winner when it comes to numbers and spectacular flocks!