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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • Ospreys

    Quite a few Ospreys pass through Dordogne on migration and the River Dordogne (for example on the Mauzac-Lalinde stretch) or the local reservoirs are good places to find them. Sometimes they hang around for several days or even longer. Other times you may see one circling higher and higher on a thermal until it sets off southward or flapping slowly, and not too high, onward perhaps to the next feeding or roosting stop - for example this one in the photo taken on the Faux Plateau by John Beaumont recently. We hope that before too long Ospreys will be nesting in Dordogne. There is plenty of good habitat, so hopefully it is just a question of time...


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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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