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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • Collapsed lavoir...and Wild Boar

    This spring we've been having a lot of stormy weather and rain - like most of the rest of Western Europe - and it finally got the better of the local lavoir shelter at Liorac. Lavoirs were communal washing places in the old days. I saw this view of it by the roadside on the way to Saint Félix for my regular Tuesday bird watching trip a week or so ago.

    Another unfortunate sighting on route that day was a very large dead Wild Boar upside down in a roadside ditch (which had presumably been hit by a car). Two council workers stood beside it, presumably charged with the job of removing it, with a rather small van. They obviously suceeded as it had gone by the time I returned home!


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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.

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