Monday, 9 April 2012

Almost Deja Vu

Scarce Swallowtail

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.

Subalpine Warbler

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.

Bearded Iris

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.

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