Our third full day in Germany. I decided to make the long bike ride down to the Mosel (a river flowing through some stunning scenery and rocky terrain. I was hoping to see Hoopoe, Wryneck and Rock Bunting but my aims were a little too high and unfortunately I didn't see any of the three species. The bike ride their was probably more productive with a total of 10+ Black Redstarts seen en-route, 3 Stonechats (a species I really wasn't expecting at an inland site nearly 350km from the coast), 1-2 RED-BACKED SHRIKES and 1 Red Admiral. Best of all were 2 new species of butterfly, 1♂ LARGE COPPER and 7+ PALE CLOUDED YELLOWS (still need to get a positive ID on this one)! Both brilliantly coloured species, yet the latter was a very difficult one to positively ID due to two similarly marked confusion species. The vineyards were the equivalent of mono-cultural fields and bird were thin and far between. Only 3 Black Redsarts were of note. All the same, butterflies took the lime-light and included 2 new lifers, PAINTED LADY and BROWN HAIRSTREAK. Other commoner species were Wall Browns, Green-veined Whites, Small Whites and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.