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 comfortably from a distance through the ‘scope. Later on we went to Port du Brochets where a very smart male Black Redstart was on show on the breakwater though it was impossible to get close to it.

  Short-eared Owl (Asio flammea)

  Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

Marais Breton, December 2017