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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • Red-rumped Swallow

    Not a bird I know much about - I think there has been one record in Dordogne. When we arrived for our holiday in Spain near the Ebro Delta in mid August there was quite a passage of these birds. I went out early with Joseph one morning and managed a photo from below just after dawn when they started to get active. Strange, the beak looks like it is bent to the left. The nest is unusual with a tube-shaped entrance - presumably an anti-predator device.


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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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