Well the birds are definitely on the move now.
This morning while drinking my tea in the kitchen I was able to witness a
Thousands of swallows taking a short break and sheltering from the rain,as best they could,on the electric and phone wires outside our guesthouse and all up and down the street for as far as I could see!
It was truely amazing.I have seen large numbers do this before but never so many.
They were coming in from all directions .These pictures really do not capture it but there must have been 4,000 or more.
This year we have also the pleasure of seeing large numbers of Bee-eaters every day over the garden and over the past week this very special vistor here.....
Quite a few pairs and juveniles have been helping us to keep our wasp population down in the garden.
This one here was resident for 2 weeks outside the kitchen window eating all the wasps it could that were trying to nest in our roof!
Sorry wasps but we could do we these Red-backed Shrikes visiting more often!