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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • Brown Hare

    Faux Plateau is a great place for birdwatching but there is plenty of other interesting wildlife including orchids, butterflies and mammals. One mammal we regularly see is the Brown Hare and they are often quite confiding. They bound across a field and suddenly stop often not too far away allowing my groups to have a good view of them especially through the telescope. As in UK they are a hunted species in winter but numbers remain healthy. Beautiful backlit action photo by Simon Smith, a participant on the recent November Limosa birdng holiday in Dordogne.


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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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