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Self-catering, holiday cottages on the South Brittany/Loire Atlantique border in France.
Friendly family run gite accommodation where dogs are welcome.

 
Nature Notes from La Belle Vilaine Gites, Brittany

December, 2006
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Wk 1 Quite a bit of sunshine, but some strong winds and rain overnight (2nd / 3rd). On our walk with the dogs this afternoon we saw a Red Admiral, 5 roe deer, an enormous flock (in the thousands) of Starling giving a wonderful, aerobatic display along the river bank, numerous Redwing and Fieldfare and a flock of 20+ Cirl Bunting - the latter just a hundred yards from home. As I write this a Little Owl is calling loudly just outside the window.
Wk 2 There was a report in the local newspaper this week about sightings of Swallows in Morbihan - the latest ever recorded. This is presumably a result of the continued high temperatures for the time of year.
Wk 3 /4 The colder weather has brought with it huge flocks of Chaffinches. I regularly scan each group with my binoculars, but so far have failed to find any Brambling amongst them. Other highlights this week include a male HEN HARRIER which literally flew past the dining room window and a FIRECREST in the hedge just outside the office window.
 

La Belle Vilaine
Self-catering, holiday cottages on the South Brittany/Loire Atlantique border in France.
Friendly family run gite accommodation where dogs are welcome.