Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Good Birds over Lunch

We visit friends Serge & Francoise for lunch today.  They live a bit higher up than us but enjoy a beautiful view which includes the Mediterranean Sea.  Serge has recorded over 160 species from his garden so we expected something.

Common Redstart

We were not disappointed as a Honey Buzzard cruised low overhead and later 2 Buzzards (looking ever so much like Steppe Buzzards) flew over with 5 Sparrowhawk,  The stars were the myriads of Common Redstarts, Pied Flyactchers, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs which fed constantly in front of us.  Common species but all feverishly fattening up for the next step of their migration.

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