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    More protection for France's birds (for a year at least)

    Some better news for France's birds at last BBC News - Glue bird traps: Macron suspends use amid EU row https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53930797
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    100's of Gyr-falcons released into the scottish countryside

    Some startling news from Scotland.... Here
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    Moth ID help please, central France, today

    Hi Found this large moth on our screen door this morning. Not sure of the id but thinking it might be a Pine Processionary Moth? Thanks in advance Mal
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    Garden visitors today

    Woke up this morning to the sound of a dozen Bee-eaters around our in blossom Chestnut Tree after the bees, also the Nightingale in full song all through the night. Black and Common Redstarts buzzing around the barns and Blackcaps singing in almost every tree. Common Whitethroats and Stonechats...
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    Glue Trap Hunting method upheld in French court

    As reported in the "Connexion" newspaper here in France today.... Bird hunters in France have been given permission to continue using the traditional method of “glue trap hunting”, after the French Conseil d’Etat rejected a demand for its ban. The French supreme court rejected the demand from...
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    Limousin Garden List growing..

    Moved to the Limousin (Creuse area) in March to a small hamlet in the country and the garden list is growing daily.. Mallard Grey Heron Red Kite Black Kite Common Buzzard Common Wood Pigeon European Green Woodpecker Common Kestrel Eurasian Jay Eurasian Magpie Carrion Crow Northern Raven Coal...
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    Great live HD Birdcam from Czech Republic

    Got sent a link to this brilliant live bird cam setup at a rescue centre in the Czech Republic. Have seen Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Tree Sparrow, Marsh/Willow Tit, GS Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Little Egret (!) in the trees and 3 deer, so far...
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    Hire Cars in Mauritius

    Hi Off to Mauritius for a couple of weeks at the start of May. Any recommendations / warnings re good hire car companies to use please? Thanks Mal