I was out working in the garden today, when I became aware of bird cries that were unfamiliar. Looking up, I saw a flock of Cranes (Grus grus) lazily circling above the house.
The flock of 38 birds continued circling and wheeling, gradually moving away to the North.
And, just as I’ve been writing this some hours later, I saw another, even larger, flock of cranes pass in single file over the house. Alas, I didn’t have time to grab the camera, I could only watch entranced as they disappeared Northwards into the twilight.