Yesterday afternoon much hotter.
Looking at the beds of streams here, it is evident that the streams have shrunk very greatly, though whether recently or not I do not know. The stream along which we walked yesterday had in effect three beds. The bed in which it was actually running; perhaps 6’ wide & 1’ deep, a bed about 10’ wide into which it evidently swells at the wettest season of the year, & outside this is a wide bed channeled out of the chalk which showed that at some time in the past what is now a tiny stream was a considerable river.
Many more small birds about now. I suppose some of them migrants.
Leaves of pomegranate trees yellowing.