Two more Common Swift flew over, proving I was wrong to say the single the other day was my last. A few other summer visitors were still around as well as over 30 Swallows on the wires outside the village.
|Swallows on the wires|
4 House Martin and a Sand Martin also flew over and the scrub held several Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcap and a lone Common Whitethroat. One of the Chiffchaffs was singing, though rather half-heartedly and was probably a youngster practising. Certainly one of the Blackcaps was this years bird. A Red Kite in the distance rounded off my little walk and another Small Tortoiseshell was waiting for me on the patio table when I got home.