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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • Cherry blossom

    I was up working at our new house near Maurens in the week before Xmas and noticed that the cherry tree in the garden was flowering which seemed rather early. Maybe it is a winter-flowering variety but I'm not sure. It has been generally mild here in SW France so far this winter and I heard a Blackbird singing in Bergerac in early December (exceptional), as well as several Mistle Thrushes more recently. The Serins in our garden at the new house are also singing regularly and haven't moved southwards. Not sure if these are good or bad omens for the rest of the winter! We'll find out soon enough...


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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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