Still very hot but I took a drive in the hills above Minerve. I drove a rough track to the top of a heather covered peak and waited and watched. Plenty of Woodlarks about and also a family party of Stonechats. Cirl Buntings too were still singing. Suddenly a large dark raptor appeared to my left plummeting fast down the hillside. I only saw it for about 4 seconds before it disappeared below me. If you asked me to guess what it was I would have said a hunting Golden Eagle. Sadly I did not see enough. Maybe it was or Maybe it wasn't.
Coming home I almost ran over a super Hoopoe feeding by the roadside near my house.
This evening I went looking for the Eagle owl I saw last week but no luck. Instead I was treated to a super display by a female Nightjar.