Last night as we sat outside enjoying the balmy weather with friend Mark Lynton we were all astonished to hear a Tawny Owl calling loudly from the pines near our terrace. My friend Ron Bennett has heard this species at Autignac about an hour to the north-east of us but I have never heard or seen it here before. This brings the garden list up to 118 species.
It has been a dull but still warm day. A Pied Flycatcher still seems to be about but it was late afternoon before anything significant was noted. High up in the threatening clouds 7 Honey Buzzards and a Peregrine drifted south.