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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • more from our recent holiday in Galicia - an island visit

    As we waited on the quay at Baiona for the boat to take us out to the Cies Islands, a wading bird came to visit us. Rather shy but just about close enough to get a few shots! This Turnstone was losing it's bright summer plumage and presumably making its way back to southern shores for the winter. The crossing provided some interesting wildlife including Bottle-nosed Dolphins, Cory's Shearwater and a lot of Shags (the latter two breed on the islands). On the island itself we passed through a Yellow-legged Gull colony in the dunes and walking up to the viewpoint found another Ocellated Lizard in the forest.


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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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