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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • Nest building

    The tits like to come to our blue mat by the front door to collect nesting material: Great, Blue and Marsh (see Blue and Marsh Tits below). This has been going on for a few weeks now and many other resident birds are now incubating eggs like the Nuthatches in the nest box by the parking area. A neighbour told me he has just seen his first Blackbird fledgling. Today I startled a pair of Hoopoe on the gite roof and soon afterwards a Golden Oriole called from the wood at the bottom of the meadow - so they will be nesting soon.


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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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