A lovely sunny, warm day today with blue sky, and a pleasing skywatch was had from the cascade with Rémi, Sonia and Stéphane. It was another good day for MARSH HARRIERS (busard des roseaux) with 5 going overhead, but there were also migrating BLACK and RED KITES (milan noir et royal) and a more local-looking PEREGRINE.
Yours truly managed to see his first HOUSE MARTIN (hirondelle de fenêtre) and SWALLOWS (rustique) of the spring, but annoyingly missed the spectacle of 7 COAL TITS (mésange noire) hurrying north in a group at high altitude, well spotted by Rémi.
was had today, sadly rather a rarity nowadays, and Stéphane found a CRESTED TIT
(mésange huppé) near the car park. Excitingly a sound-recording
of an unseen bird flying over (and only heard by Rémi) might possibly confirm the suspicion that a rare PENDULINE TIT
(remiz) was involved, although we're waiting to see if the powers that be can ever confirm it...