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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.

Large Tortoiseshell hibernation break

By audave2505, Jan 15 2021 05:00AM

This beauty was sunning itself on our 10m high Italian Cypress one sunny afternoon a month or so before Christmas. I managed to get this quick snap before it flew off around the tree. I have a feeling that the tree was its hibernaculum. The leaves and branches are very dense and I can imagine there are places deep within by the trunk which are quite well insulated. I could be completely wrong - maybe it had just be disturbed in a nearby out-building!



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