September/October

September/October
September/October

Summer weather continues at Madeloc through September and well into October. Work continues on constructing the bathroom walls and on the landscaping around the water purification pools. The serious walkers restart after the heat of August and we have business cards printed to start promotion of the house for next year, as well as a new front page for the web site.

Migration continues, with sightings of short toed eagles (6th & 10th), Marsh Harrier (female 22nd)as well as passing bee-eaters. A booted eagle on 24th Sept is the first of many, now moving south, with two groups of 7 on the 10th Oct, and 9 on the 12th Oct. Also passing through are blue rock thrush, thousands of black redstarts (peaking on 13th Oct) and flocks of greenfinch, goldfinch and many swifts and swallows. Winter visitors like robin reappear. Later arrivals of butterflies include a new brood of cleopatra’s brimstone, red admiral and great banded grayling.