There are no more migrants to be seen, although I did spot a juvenile red-backed shrike on Thursday but he was a straggler. Yesterday I concentrated on a few residents, in future I may need to turn to waders and terns.
Sparrows fighting for water
Young male sparrow trying his luck with the sprinkler
The crested larks are in good voice
The grey francolin were showing their young the ropes
It's surprising what a difference a bit of sunshine makes. I had my fingers crossed for some decent birds as the conditions were almost perfect. As it turned out, my luck was in.
The first thing I saw were these two lesser kestrels perched on sprinkler heads
There were lots of red-backed shrikes around, this is just one of them
This Upcher's warbler was sharing a dead tree with a spotted flycatcher
The spotted flycatcher in question
Friday was very dull with occasional specks of rain. I still managed to get something which was better than I'd hoped for.
A young Isabelline shrike
My first collared pratincole of the migration
This willow warbler was very active catching bugs in the undergrowth