The past few days have proved interesting for seabirds around here and, along with a few friends, I’d planned on going to Le Croisic in the hope of catching up with some skuas and maybe even a Wilson’s Petrel. Then
Ringing again at Donges East today with the team from ACROLA in excellent conditions. On my arrival there were already dozens of birds waiting to be processed so I took over doing the rounds of the terrestrial nets. There were
For the last few years the local LPO group have organised a number of pelagic trips into the waters off the Loire estuary in late summer, usually departing La Turballe with a stop-over of several hours on the small island
24th August, nice weather conducive to migrants, time to check out La Jallais. On arrival it’s clear that some birds are on the move as there were Whinchats (Saxicola rubetra) perched on bushes and fence wires here and there along
Sunday 8th August: news breaks late in the day of an adult Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis) in the Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel. Not only was the bird found by one of France’s top birders but there are photos too. Nice !
Today, 6th August, I went ringing at Donges East for the first time since the ringing station opened on 20th July. Nice weather, calm and sunny and plenty of migrants in evidence when I arrived with the ringing team in