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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • Serin

    The bird they always said would colonise southern England when I was a kid (a few years back), but it never happened. A few pairs seem to nest fairly regularly along the south coast of England but it's never really gone beyond that. Across the channel they are a common bird in villages and some stay all winter in SW France. At our new home in Maurens we had birds around through the winter and now there are several pairs in the hamlet. Our heavily pollarded Lime provides good songposts for 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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