Awaking this morning in France it was still raining hard for the fourth consecutive day. Thankfully as we were packing up to leave it topped and sunshine at last. This brought out the birds with at least 6 Black Redstarts feeding on the grassy areas including a superb male. A Corn Bunting briefly sang from a nearby bush, 8 Rock Sparrows were wheezing from telephone lines and 2 Blackcaps fed in a small bush. There were lots of Serins, Chaffinches and Goldfinches around the house and I also had a brief view of a Tree Pipit.
Back in UK heavy fog all the way home so on arrival got the wood stove going and prepared for cooler weather.