On the hill opposite the "Le Chalet" restaurant a Jay, a pale Buzzard seen perched plus 4 splendid Bee-eater flew overhead. Plants seen included a Pink Butterfly orchid and several Green- Winged Orchids, all just past their best.
The next day a trip up the picturesque Restonica Valley, recalled scenery of the High Alps or the Pyrenees. 5 Corsican Citril Finches flew off as wwe parked the car. A difficult hour and a half hike (with Water Pipit and several Lizards seen on the way up) up to the top up to 1,500 feet up in thin air and having to shin up metal ladders skirting a sheer drop of 36 foot cliff face and clinging on to metal chains eventually saw me walking over to the very scenic Lac De Milo with a backdrop of distant mountains and snow. Up to 40 very tame Alpine Chough flew in and virtually fed from my hand! Amazing!