Then after a while a winter visitor came into view - a splendid Robin only normally present here between September and April. We then went to our neighbours John and Hanne for coffee and much the same in their garden with lots of Blackcaps a few Black Redstarts and a Pied Flycatcher.
Also this morning I heard the unmistakable call of one of our favourite birds here. Suddenly four Red-rumped Swallows appeared overhead with a single Barn Swallow and House Martin. They stayed around for at least half an hour giving wonderful views.