|Giant Peacock Moth|
Today did not give much time to devote to wildlife as it was our French Community "repas de quartier". We all sit down to lunch in our little road which is very enjoyable. We were, not just French but British, Polish, American, Dutch and Irish. We dined to the constant singing of Nightingales and Corn Buntings.
When we had departed homewards I noticed a male Woodchat Shrike in my garden so decided to go out as maybe more migrants had arrived. At first things were very slow except for a Raven and another Woodchat Shrike. Coming back to Minerve just after 7pm I noticed lots of birds feeding over the town. Most were Swifts and House Martins but there performing exceptional aerobatics were at least 20 Alpine Swifts but to my utter delight 2 Red-rumped Swallows. Well it is back to Wales tomorrow and I shall miss the rest of the migration here.