In the village during the afternoon there was some reasonable passage of Honey Buzzard with numbers as follows:
17:30hrs - 31
18:00hrs - 17 (central but very high), 6 to the east and 3 central
18:20hrs - 120+ to the west, 20 to the east
There was a male Common Kestrel cruising around and vast numbers of Swift sp., many taking advantage of the exponential increase in insects since the recent rains, also a good number that looked like migrants as they were very high and heading determinedly northwards.
|Long-horned beetle Plagionotus arcuatus that visited our lounge|
|Bee orchid Ophrys apifera at La Umbria|