|Redwing with ticks on its forehead|
I spent some time watching birds coming to drink at the remaining water on the Gorge floor. A male Cirl Bunting, 2 Black Redstarts, Grey Wagtail and several Song Thrushes were all present. In addition a Redwing which seemed to be suffering with ticks on its head also spent some time drinking.
|Distant Hen Harrier|
Later driving through the vineyards a ringtail Hen Harrier was hunting in the distance. Later at home I received an email from Serge telling me he saw the Wallcreepers last Wednesday in the only place which I failed to visit today. Sod's law - back again tomorrow.