Nature Notes

February 16, 2017

Birding La Brenne, France

Filed under: Birds,France — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Purple Heron

Purple Heron

The Parc naturel régional de la Brenne is a large area in central France which includes some important wetlands, woodlands and grasslands, as well as many small villages and agricultural areas.

Driving the tree shaded back roads, you will encounter Common Wood-Pigeon, Eurasian Turtle-Dove, the strange and wonderful Hoopoe, Yellowhammer and Eurasian Jay, and common birds like the Chaffinch, Eurasian Blackbird and European Goldfinch.

More open fields host Red-legged Partridge, Red-backed Shrike, Black Kite and Eurasian Buzzard.

There is a visiter center near Saint-Michel-en-Brenne which has a boardwalk over the marsh as well as a number of hides in the area. You may see Black-headed Gull, Great-crested, Eared and Little Grebes, Eurasian Coot, Eurasian Reed-Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Gray Heron and Purple Heron,  and Little Egret.

I would recommend it as a fine way to spend a day.


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December 14, 2016

Argenton-sur-Creuse, France

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Argenton-sur-creuse, France

Argenton-sur-creuse, France

A village in the Loire valley region of France, Argenton-sur-Creuse is a beatiful place blessed with picturesque bridges and buildings lining the bank of the river. On a height overlooking the river is a church with a golden statue of the Madonna called the Bonne Dame.

I invite you to have a look at

Argenton-sur-Creuse Gallery

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December 7, 2016

Pont du Gard, France

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Pont du Gard, France

Pont du Gard, France

Pont du Gard is a massive Roman aqueduct built in the first century in the south of France. Built on three levels, it is a huge attraction in the area.

Pont du Gard, FrancePont du Gard, France

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January 10, 2016

The Citadel at Calvi, Corsica

Filed under: Corsica,Landscape — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
The Citadel at Calvi, Corsica

The Citadel at Calvi, Corsica

The Citadel is home to a regiment of the French Foreign Legion and is located by the harbor in Calvi. It is a ferry port with boats going to Sardinia and the French mainland.

The Citadel at Calvi, Corsica

The Citadel at Calvi, Corsica

 

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