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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • A hotel visitor...

    Amanda at The Barrage Hotel in Mauzac (our hostess at the hotel for our wildlife holidays) sent a text the other day with a photo of a moth to identify. Unfortunately my phone doesn't do photos but eventually I saw it via Audrey's phone...and by then Amanda had worked out what it was: a Convolvulous Hawk-moth. A large sleek grey jet-shaped moth with a smart pink and black hooped body. It's a regular migrant each year from Africa and some reach UK. I liked the photo which Amanda sent me. She's very creative and imaginative with her cooking at Le Barrage...but could this really be a new starter on the menu?!


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Welcome to my Dordogne Wildlife Diary

In it you will find regular wildlife sightings in the d├ępartement of Dordogne, notably of birds and butterflies in southern Dordogne where I live. In adddition there will be occasional references to neighbouring d├ępartements such as Lot et Garonne, Gironde, the Lot and places further afield. Check out the Faune-Aquitaine website for the latest wildlife sightings in Dordogne and Aquitaine.

Where possible I will add photographs to illustrate the entry. Many thanks to Margaret Mills (family photo) and Denis Cauchoix (birdwatcher photo).

I hope that you enjoy my diary and look forward to your comments.

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