Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Very quiet today

Still extremely hot.  This afternoon I visited French ornithologist and artist Serge Nicolle.  We live within a few miles of each other but sadly had not met until today.  Serge is a real kindred spirit and we chatted for an hour or two about the joys of living in Minervois and the birds we had seen.

Willow Warbler

As we chatted on his terrace we could see plenty of Blackcaps feeding in a fig tree and a couple of Willow Warblers flycatching as well.  Two-tailed Pasha butterflies also were feeding on the figs with a few Red Admirals.

Red Admiral
 Sitting on our terrace after dark this evening the Tawny Owl was calling again from distant pines.  Having not ever had one here in six years this bird seems to have come to stay.

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