A lovely morning full of activity and birdsong at La Jallais the highlights of which had to be the several Nightingales which were doing their best to drown each other out with the strength of the songs. Two birds were on opposite sides of the road near the railway crossing while another was in the hedgerow below the farm. Needless to say all I got were some very dubious quality record shots as the birds stayed very well hidden !

Elsewhere at least four pairs of Stonechats were on territory, several Skylarks sang from abouve the larger fields and a flock of Whimbrel were also present busily feeding in one of the larger wet fields.

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)

European Stonechats (Saxicola rubicola)

Skylark (Alauda arvensis)

I don’t know what this plant is called but the two little ponds along the track were covered in these lovely daisy-like flowers

La Jallais, 7 April 2018