Apart from cutting some grass I spent some of the day catching up on what birds were around. We went to Olonzac for the market and I heard and saw several Rock Sparrows. Later I found a singing Golden Oriole at Cesseras as well as a Roller feeding young in a hole in a plain tree. The new colony of Bee-eaters in the vineyards is thriving with four pairs taking food to their burrows. Three Woodchat Shrikes in the vineyards including 2 young.
Checking out Minerve I found a single Alpine Swift and 6 Crag Martins. At home a Short-toed Eagle was hunting nearby. The butterflies again were amazing. I added Spanish Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Swallowtail, Speckled Wood, Small Copper and a new one for me False Ilex Hairstreak.
False Ilex Hairstreak
I think I have identified the above correctly. I was looking for Ilex Hairstreak but this was in my garden. It looked paler than the darker Ilex but I would be glad of confirmation from anyone reading this blog.