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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • Nestboxes again

    I've been busy with wildlife gardening recently as discussed in this blog. One project I was keen to get going is the easy conversion of a large niche in the gable end of our outhouses for Little Owls. It has just involved some stonework and workwork plus sealing a few holes. Whether the local Little Owls are impressed is another matter however!

    Whilst thinking about nestboxes my friend Duncan quite rightly reminded me that I should put some open-fronted ones up too. So I have put up two: one in a Ivy-clad Elder tree and the second in another outbuilding.

    Hopefully someone will like them...


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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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