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Saturday, July 9, 2022

The Dordogne - garden birds

Some shots from our recent trip to the Dordogne - a week-long family get-together for the old man's 80th. Happy to say it all went swimmingly well, and a good time was had by all; a beautiful part of the world, mostly sunny and warm conditions, a lovely holiday home in the middle of nowhere with perfectly tranquil, wildlife-rich grounds, and lots of relaxing.
Birds were by no means a priority, but were naturally a regular distraction, and all the photos here were taken in the garden - where species present included Cirl Buntings, Western Bonelli's Warblers, Woodlarks, Golden Orioles, Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, (lots of) Firecrests, Black Redstarts, omnipresent purring Turtle Doves, Serins, Short-toed Treecreepers, flyover Honey-buzzards, Hoopoes and more.
Pics (from the top): Golden Oriole, Honey-buzzard, Hoopoe, Firecrest, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Woodlarks, Turtle Doves, Black Redstart, Serin, Short-toed Treecreeper, Cirl Buntings