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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

 

Welcome to my Dordogne Wildlife Diary

 

In it you will find regular wildlife sightings in the département of Dordogne, notably of birds and butterflies in southern Dordogne where I live. In adddition there will be occasional references to neighbouring départements 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.

Adonis Blues still going!

By audave2505, Nov 20 2020 09:00AM

I was very pleased to find this freshly emerged male Adonis Blue last Saturday 14 November - it seemed like a very late date to me.In fact I found three different males. Looking on the Faune Aquitaine website this is the latest they have been recorded in their datasets of Aquitaine. It was warm afternoon around 18°C with hazy sun. There were other species flying notably Clouded Yellows and Long-tailed Blues but also a few Berger's Clouded Yellows and Small Coppers amongst several others. With temperatures set to drop and the forecast more unsettled this may be the last week with a variety of species flying until next March - but I'll keep on looking for the last Adonis Blues of the year!


PS. Still one or two flying yesterday 21st November - a new record late date on the Faune-Aquitaine database. I can't believe there will still be any flying in December but who knows...




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