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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • Bean Goose

    Big surprise at the reservoir near Issigeac yesterday - a Bean Goose! We had just finished lunch in the village and as usual drove to the reservoir for a stroll to look at the orchids and butterflies - though the weather was changeable. As we scanned the lake we were amazed to see a goose by the dam on the far side. I initially I thought of Pink-footed Goose until I saw the give-away orange legs which confirmed Bean Goose. This was the third record for Dordogne and the first in 18 years!

    Just afterwards as we left the site a beautiful male Hen Harrier flew low along the dam wall giving us great views. A nice way to end the day.


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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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