Monday, 23 September 2013

Perfect Weather and Mobile Again

A day.  Not a cloud in the sky or a breath of wind and 26 degrees.  I took a walk around our hill and did not find much new.  I located a Stonechat, Whinchat, Willow Warbler and several Blackcaps and Black Redstarts.  Near pine woods I found 3 Cirl Buntings and heard a Crested Tit too.  Butterflies were very noticeable with Grizzled Skippers and Adonis Blues showing well.  I also found one Two-tailed Pasha and a couple of Clouded Yellows.

Grizzled Skipper

This afternoon we had to be taken to Gruissan to pick up our Land Rover - only six days to have a new fan belt fitted.  Just at the end of our road a Honey Buzzard was sitting on a telephone pole. After getting the vehicle we took a quick look at Le Petit Tournabelle where there were 3 Glossy Ibis, 7 Cattle Egrets, 6 Black-winged Stilts and a Sparrowhawk with prey.  Heading for Narbonne 3 White Storks flew south.  Returning home we stopped to look at a Southern Grey Shrike sitting on a dead tree.

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