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  1. Woodchat

    Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas

    Nice little session down Coney and Salwarpe this morning: Little Egret Cuckoo Peregrine Kingfisher Cetti's Warbler 2 Ravens Reed and Sedge Warblers Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps Coal Tit Goldcrest Common Whitethroats Swifts, Swallows and House Martins Common Buzzards Song Thrushes and...
  2. Woodchat

    Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas

    3 Glow Worms seen this evening - my first of the year - 1 near the allotments and 2 along the Roman Way.
  3. Woodchat

    Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas

    LRP???
  4. Woodchat

    Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas

    2 Coots on Tapenhall pool Yellowhammer near Mayhouse cottages Reed Warblers, Common Whitethroats, Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps Common Buzzards 2 Kestrels Linnets Pied Wagtail Grey Wagtail Swallows, House Martin and Swifts Skylarks Coal Tit Marbled Whites and Ringlets
  5. Woodchat

    Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas

    Good views of male and female Cuckoos at Coney Meadow this morning. Reed, Sedge and Cetti's Warblers Common Whitethroats, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs, Buzzards Mistle Thrushes Goldcrests Bullfinch Jays Reed Buntings Swifts, Swallows and House Martins Collared Dove Stock Doves 2 Marbled Whites
  6. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Final List: 1. Mute Swan 2. Greylag 3. Canada Goose 4. Shelduck 5. Mallard 6. Gadwall 7. Shoveler 8. Pochard 9. Red-crested Pochard 10. Tufted Duck 11. Red-legged Partridge 12. Grey Partridge 13. Pheasant 14. Quail 15. Great Crested Grebe 16. Little Grebe 17. Black-necked Grebe 18...
  7. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Day 29: 18/06 Got back home just before 08:00 this morning. Saw 5 Ring-necked Parakeets fly over the motorway near Heathrow plus 3 Red Kites on the way back. A total of 1621 miles covered, door-to-door, over 29 days. The total trip list stands at 151 (or 152 if you include Feral Pigeon)...
  8. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Day 28: 17/06 My final day in France and it's been roasting hot here. Added Peregrine and Rock Pipit to the trip list: Hautot sur Mer, Pourville Plage Cetti's Warbler, Blackbird, Herring Gull , Sedge Warbler, White Wagtail, House Sparrows, Cormorants, Jackdaws, Zitting Cisticola, GBB Gull...
  9. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Day 27: 16/06 Added 3 trip ticks today - Grey Partridge near Saint Pierre Benouville plus Fulmar and Sandwich Tern on the coast near Hautot sur Mer: Saint Pierre Benouville House Sparrows, Woodpigeon, Black Redstarts, Wrens, Serin, Short-toed Treecreeper, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Swifts, House...
  10. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Day 26 : 15/06 Morning walk towards Tancarville was productive again with several Marsh Warblers and 5 singing Bluethroats plus one apparent juvenile. A Muskrat walked right in front of me -within about a foot, completely oblivious. Quillebeuf sir Seine - Tancarville bridge Starlings, Sand...
  11. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Day 25: 14/06 It's beautiful weather over here at the moment. A nice morning walk around the woodlands around Bardouville produced a nice selection of birds including a perched Honey Buzzard, 3 Golden Orioles, Turtle Dove, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and 4 Hawfinches. Moving further downstream...
  12. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Day 24: 13/06 Spent the morning around the Val de Reuil and the fantastic reserve de la Grande Noé again. Quite a few Nightingales still in song plus a Willow Warbler (new for the trip). Then moved on to Bardouville, where I'm staying tonight. This is a great free 'aire' in the middle of...
  13. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Day 23: 12/06 A day of several unexpected and very welcome surprises. Firstly, an early morning stroll around the Etang des Perles yielded 3 Hawfinches, including one perched in a tree. Three or four singing Wood Warblers when I stopped at a Foresr, en-route. A visit to the Reserve de la Grande...
  14. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Day 22: 11/06 Saint Jean sur Mayenne Tawny Owl early morning Singing Firecrest at the campsite Red Deer in field on opposite side of the river Then drove roughly 50km due north east to the next stop - a free 'aire' next to a small lake. Some good circular walks around nearby areas...
  15. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Day 21: 10/06 Saint Joachim, Ile de Fedrun, Briere Marshes: The undoubted highlight of the day: The male White-spotted Bluethroat seen very well singing away perched on top of reeds early morning. Also: Night Herons, Little Egrets, Garden Warbler, Whiskered Terns, Reed Warblers, Grey Heron...
  16. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Day 20: 09/06 Today's highlights: Glossy Ibises, a singing Bluethroat (unfortunately hidden in vegetation), a first summer Mediterranean Gull, a large mixed heronry near my camping area, Spoonbills, White Storks and quite a few Sacred Ibises (nice to see even though they're a bit 'plastic')...
  17. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Day 19: 08/06 Left Le Mazeau pretty early and headed about 100km north to Lac de Grand Lieu - a huge lake near Nantes. Le Mazeau first thing: Melodious Warbler, Nightingale, 9 Shelduck En Route: 2 Crested Larks on the road, Nightingale heard, Cattle Egrets St Philbert de Grand Lieu Great...
  18. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Day 18: 07/06 Today's highlights - a stunning male Hen Harrier first thing then 9 White Storks at the Marais Poitevin. Plus I nearly stepped on a Honey Buzzard that was feeding in grass by a ditch, a male Montagu's Harrier and a Large Tortoiseshell butterfly. Vaux en couhé, Valence en Poitou...
  19. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Day 17: 06/06 I have left the Limousin now and headed about 100km west. I'm currently staying in a free 'aire' in a very quiet village called Vaux en couhé in Vienne. The facilities are very basic here but the auberge in the village does take-away pizza with 5 topping for €8 - bargain! En...
  20. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Normal service should resume in a couple of weeks 😁👍
  21. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Day 16: 05/06 Foggy first thing and a few rain showers in the afternoon Very little birding today - doing tourist stuff. Did see a Black Kite and heard a Yellowhammer amongst the birds I did see.
  22. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Day 15: 04/06 Fine and dry most of the day with a few rumbles of thunder and rain in the evening. Saint-Jouvent area again (morning only): Western Bonelli's Warbler, another (different) pair of Red-backed Shrikes, Tawny Owl, Cirl Bunting, singing Woodlark, Cuckoos, 2 Golden Orioles...
  23. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Day 14: 03/06 Heavy rain first thing then dry and warm. Limited birding due to visit to Limoges from mid-morning. A walk around the small settlements near Saint-Jouvent was reasonably productive: Saint Jouvent: Theillol - Villemazet Stonechat, 2 Golden Orioles, Black Redstarts, pair of...
  24. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Hi Etudiant, There is certainly a noticeable difference in the density of birds here in the Limousin compared to La Brenne national park. In La Brenne there were birds everywhere whereas here they take a lot more effort to find. I last visited this area of Limousin in 2017 and have notes for...
  25. Woodchat

    Central France Campervan Trip

    Day 13: 02/06 Heavy rain first thing then hot and sunny. A circular walk mid morning between Nieul and Saint-Gence provided brilliant views of a Honey Buzzard. Nieul to Saint-Gence 2 Nightingales, Melodious Warblers, Serin, Black Redstarts, Grey Herons, Mallards, Stonechats, Cirl...
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