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Having had daily visits to the feeders by Blue Tits since I moved in a few weeks ago it came as no surprise when the adult birds arrived at the end of May with four newly fledged chicks in tow.
Needless to say I installed a small and discreet feeding station on my tiny balcony as soon as I moved into my new apartment and it didn’t take long for birds to discover the fat balls and feeding tray with
At the end of March I moved home, still in the same town but now in a first-floor apartment with a view over a small park so at least there’s still some green space and natural habitat. Things got off
A lovely morning full of activity and birdsong at La Jallais the highlights of which had to be the several Nightingales which were doing their best to drown each other out with the strength of the songs. Two birds were
A few photos from mid-March of common birds in the garden. Nothing remarkable but nice all the same. Robin (Erithacus rubecula) Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
A spring visit to the Prairie de Tenu near Frossay with Ant in the hope of connecting with some early migrants or perhaps something a little bit different (I always fancy a Great Grey Shrike around these parts !). Alas,
A Christmas trip down to the Marais Breton and along the coast which produced, as expected, a lovely Short-eared Owl. Happy hunting close to the road and indifferent to the occasional car passing nearby we were able to watch it
Along with the influx of Hawfinches during the autumn the other notable avian phenomenen was the number of Redpolls recorded in western France. They really are quite scarce here generally and I’ve only come across them once in 10 years
It’s been a record year, certainly a record autumn, for Hawfinchs with birds recorded just about everywhere in the region. Sites which had previously seemed out of the question for the species now have birds on a regular basis. Initially