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Jul 19
Summer

​A very busy start to the summer with a 3 week residential tour.

Venues included the Crozon peninsula, Etang de Pont Samuel, Etang de Grand Roz, Foret de Quenecan, Reserve de Sene, Wolf rescue centre and Grande Briere together with many smaller excursions. 

Fantastic scenery very mixed weather, very windy and wet on the Crozon peninsula unfortunately didn't manage to see Peregrines or Red Billed chough because of the weather. Butterflies were not too evident except new emergences of Marbled White, Meadow Brown and Gatekeepers, a few first sightings of Skippers and the large, Silver washed Fritillary.

Fantastic array of birds as always on the Grande Briere, Black Kites, Marsh harriers and Buzzards. Spoonbill, Little, Cattle and Great Egret, White stork, Night Heron, Black winged stilt and many smaller waders numerous Grey Heron a Purple Heron Whiskered and a glimpse of a Black tern. So all in all a very high quality selection of birds to see.

Jun 05
Day trips May

​We have had great fun during May with a variety of trips starting with an exciting day visiting the Monts D'Arree where we saw, on a cold windy day, Wheatear, Stone chat and Linnets near the Chapel of St. Michel and there we had a long view of a male Hen Harrier in the lowlands to the south of us. Travelling along the road to the Rock Tremelez we were suddenly accompanied by a Montagu's harrier who flew parallel with the mini bus for a couple of kilometres. After climbing the rocks we were treated to yet another view of the male Montagu's harrier which we could look down on, Fantastic. 

Carrying on to Brennelis we had our picnic sitting on a low srone bridge looking at the signs of beaver who had recently been chewing some of the willow stands there. A very friendly ranger arrived and kindly took us into the marshes and showed us lodges, dams and places where the beaver had left the water to feed on bark and grasses, it was a lucky encounter and although some of our group ended up with wet feet, ( and Daniel with very wet legs after falling in a hole! ) Finally we went on to Huelgoat and walked amongst the amazing giant granite boulders and were treated to a sight of a Middle spotted woodpecker. A great day full of adventure with a few high quality sightings of some wonderful bird species. Thanks for your company, Nick, Stuart and Kim, Gilliane and Daniel.

Mar 14
Suscinio trip Februaury 16th

​A great day for birdwatching we saw more than 50 species on our day to Suscinio,  Marais de Duer, Lasne and Le Hezo.

Amongst the highlights were Spoonbills, Spotted redshanks, Black tailed Godwits, Cetti's warbler, Skylarks, Reed Buntings and even a Zitting cisticola.  

Fantastic time, great hides and plenty to see and great company, thanks to Jane,  Amelia,  Gilliane and Daniel.