Sunshine and no wind welcomed the morning and I moved out on a walk locally. There were 2 male and a female Common Redstarts in the garden. Nightingales were really noisy now and a few more Orphean Warblers were joining in the chorus. I walked down to the Cesse Gorge flushing a Whitethroat on the way. In the Gorge 3 Crag Martins patrolled the cliffs and Subalpine Warblers sang all around me. I walked back and down the road to Minerve before turning up on the garrigue again. A ringtail Montagu's Harrier slipped over the hill and a male Common Redstart fed on the path. As I reached Montcelebre again a single Bee-eater flew over calling. Hopefully this is the beginning of many more.
Nearly home I noted two additional territorial male Corn Buntings from my previous assessment. I really cannot believe how common they are around the local lucerne fields. The afternoon became cooler and cloudy with a brisk wind getting up. Our 2 local Short-toed Eagles did a fly over and then there was an impressive movement of Common Swifts.