Sunday, 15 September 2013

Butterfly Extraordinaire

Today has been very windy with not many birds obvious.  I had to go up into the hills this afternoon to St.Jean de Minervois and on the way a Sparrowhawk flew past battling the gale.  Walking around  a garden festooned with fig trees containing ripe and over ripe fruit I enjoyed the sight of a couple of Two-tailed Pashas flying around and occasionally settling in the sun.  This species is extremely spectacular and feeds on rotting figs at this time of year.

Two-tailed Pasha

This evening our pre-roost flock of Rock Sparrows had reached 80.

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