|One of several Black Redstarts around today|
We took a morning walk around our area of garrigue, pine woods, gardens and vineyards. There were still noticeable numbers of Common Redstarts, Black Redstarts and Pied Flycatchers and we also found a Common Whitethroat. The highlight though was a Wryneck which perched on overhead wires but dropped as soon as I raised my camera. A single Red-rumped Swallow was still around.
|Chalk Hill Blue|
Insects were also notable today. Lots of butterflies including Wall, Clouded Yellow, Pale Clouded Yellow, Great Banded Grayling and Chalk Hill Blue dominated. There were also a lot of Hummingbird Hawk Moths and one which settled on the ground almost disappeared from view. I have never see one doing that before.
|Hummingbird Hawk Moth at rest|