Waking up this morning temperatures had dropped and everywhere felt breezy. Walking round to our recycling bins I was thrilled to see a group of 6 Golden Orioles by the campsite. They are very vocal at the moment. Birds were a bit more obvious with Serins, Goldfinches and Cirl Buntings all showing well.
|Female Montagu's Harrier|
This afternoon my grandson Morris and I went out to reconnoitre the route of the Tour De France which passes close by us on Sunday. We were looking for a potential site to watch. One of the best areas had Rollers which made me think how good a deviation they would be as we waited hours for cyclists to go by in a couple of minutes. Passing home through the vineyards a ring-tail Montagu's Harrier flew over and a Woodchat Shrike and a Hoopoe also gave good views.