Last night we sat on the sofa terrace, enjoying the cool breeze after sundown. Suddenly a chirping made us search the sky: a flock of around 30 bee-eaters, wheeling above the valley.
Now we see bee-eaters every day, never in groups of more than 10. So this must be a sign that they are gathering to fly south to tropical Africa for the winter. It’s the first real sign of autumn, that and the early morning mist.
5 to remember
– the chirping of birds
– flock [of birds]