|One of the many Kestrels seen today|
I decided to search all the local sites and see what might be about. The morning effort produced a Sparrowhawk but little else except for a few singing Subalpine Warblers which have been here a while now. The afternoon was a bit better with a new singing Nightingale and a male Montagu's Harrier. Checking the vineyards I found a pair of Hoopoes prospecting an old building and a Little Ringed Plover again in the vehicle washing enclosure. Woodlark activity was very obvious as were a larger than usual number of Kestrels but still no sign of new migrants.
|The very welcome male Common Redstart|
Getting back home at last a lovely new male Common Redstart feeding in front of the house. Lots of things that should be here include Red-rumped Swallows, Orphean Warblers, Pied Flycatchers and much more. Finally a pair of Short-toed Eagles did their impressive display over the garden. Mustn't Grumble!