A Gwent tick! A palpable Gwent tick! Popped into Buggerall on the way home to pay homage to the Lesser Pecker; after a while heard both calling and drumming, then got a flight view, then more calling, another flight view and finally suspiciously distant drumming. May well have had two birds, may even have half an idea as to where the nest might be.
A bit of sky-watching for an errant Black Stork this evening produced a Swallow high north, a few gulls and, amongst the cirrostratus and discombobulus nimbus, a Phoenix x shark hybrid and an x-ray of a cartoon monkey's skull.