Friday 19 April, Gaucin, mostly sunny, light SE wind, 20C: The last few days have been mostly sunny in the afternoon but with a thick mist lasting most of the morning. Little to report on the bird front as I've been busy with other things. The Common Nightingale in the garden has been on top form and doesn't seem distracted by regular disturbance by either people or cats! It sang all of Thursday night, I heard it at least once every hour from 0000hrs to 0700hrs, and it's singing most of the day, too. I tried to record it last night but the phone didn't pick enough sound up - may try again. It's interesting that it's trying to set up a territory so close to human habitation when there's acres of 'campo' just a few hundred metres away.