Thursday, 15 March 2018

Great White Egret

There have been some pleasant warm spells over the last few days but showers have helped the flooded fields to retain an attraction for a few early Spring migrants.
There is still not a great deal to report from my part of Charente but a great while egret and around a hundred black headed gulls were present in the Tardoire valley this week.
Because of the very wet winter and early Spring this is probably the best March for Charente birding for several years but unfortunately I am going to miss the next three weeks as I’m visiting my family in Texas.
Anybody who is reading this blog might wish to make their own comments about what is happening.


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  2. Easter Sunday walk near Jauldes. Two notable sightings were a Corn Bunting singing loudly from the top of a bramble bush and our first Hoopoe of the year.
    We still have Hawfinch, Siskin, Brambling and Coal Tit at the bird table in addition to the usual suspects.

  3. Seeing that we share the same patch, it’s surprising that we haven’t banged into each other yet.
    Speaking of bird tables, a friend in Fontenille told me of the sad case of four hawfiches which were flushed from his feeder only to kill themselves by flying into his window.