Today started with a long rain shower which at least freshened up the very humid atmosphere. The garden only produced a Pied Flycatcher and overhead a flurry of about 100 Swallows. We took a drive to the north and stopped for a while at the meadows just before Bois Bas. The family of Red-backed Shrikes and a couple of Stonechats were the only birds of note.
We moved on and explored the village of Velieux something I have been meaning to do for some time. The small road ends at the village and you get a great view down the Gorge Brian towards Minerve. Hoping for a sighting of one of our elusive Golden Eagles our only reward was a Short-toed Eagle and a juvenile Roller.
The weather is definitely changing. Still warm but unsettled and the wind has switched from south-east to north-west.