First I forgot to mention a new bird for our community yesterday. One of our neighbours has recently acquired a large draught like horse. Coming home I was amazed to see an adult summer plumage Cattle Egret feeding by the horse.
Today was beautifully sunny and clear. First thing a dark phase Booted Eagle flew ponderously over the house.We were expecting friends Paul & Jan and after they arrived right on cue 6 Griffon passed low over the house. Later we took a short walk around Montcelebre and heard at least one Subalpine Warbler.
After lunch we took the same drive we had done the day before. Beyond Boisset we paused to check a Sparrowhawk and as we looked a Golden Eagle came into view and headed purposefully south. Heading back home we stopped just above La Caunette to admire a splendid show of Bearded Irises and a few Wild Tulips. Today was a great day for butterflies with lots of freshly hatched Scarce Swallowtails and also a few Moroccan Orange-tips.