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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • Red Squirrel at Issigeac

    On a recent 'Travelling Naturalist' wildlife holiday two of the clients Pete Marshall and Gen Carpenter found this Red Squirrel sun-bathing in a tree as we returned to the van after lunch in Issigeac. At first the animal was sprawled out and flattened head pointing downwards on a 45° branch to take full advantage of the sun's rays but by the time I got this photo it had moved to a more normal position!


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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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