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Update history - last updated 04/3/2017
Odonata tour of the Brenne/Vienne - Since 2009 Naturetrek have run a specialist tour to the Brenne/Vienne - details here; www.naturetrek.co.uk

Common Teal (Anas crecca) M

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Buteo buteo juv

4/3/2017 - Photo update - various galleries - 23 photos.

21/1/2017 - SITE MADE 'MOBILE FRIENDLY' (visualisés facilement sur les téléphones portables) ...or as good as I can get it!!

Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)

Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)

Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)

7/1/2017 - Wintering Bittern - Birds 2

Circus aeruginosus type female

7/1/2017 - New gallery Busard des roseaux

Elanus caeruleus Ad

Elanus caeruleus Ad + Juv

25/12/16 - Two Black-shouldered Kites, Lignac - new gallery Elanion blanc

Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) Ad, Héron cendré

Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)

24/12/16 - Photo update - various galleries - 22 photos.

Brown Argus (Aricia agestis), Le Collier de corail

Chrysotoxum festivum (Beaded Chrysotoxum) F

Megachilidae bee sp. (Anthidium septemspinosum)

Shrill Carder Bee (Bombus sylvarum)

19/11/16 - Late summer/autumn insects - various galleries - 36 photos

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) juvenile

14/8/16 - New article La Rochelle/Rochefort 12-15/9/2016. Gallery La Rochelle 9/2016

Bow-winged Grasshopper (Chorthippus biguttulus) M

Woodland Grasshopper (Omocestus rufipes) M

Common Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus brunneus) M

Meadow Grasshopper (Pseudochorthippus parallelus) M

Giant Tachinid Fly (Tachina grossa)

Robber-fly (Machimus) sp.

Volucella pellucens (Large Pied Hoverfly) F

Chalk-hill Blue (Lysandra coridon) M

Parasitic wasp sp (Gasteruption jaculator) F

8/11/16 - Late summer insects - various galleries - 58 photos. Revised insect lists Other insects

Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) M

8/11/16 - Baskettail revisited... re-edited Epitheca in flight In flight I - 7 photos

Large Copper (Lycaena dispar) M, Le Cuivré des marais

Meadow Grasshopper (Pseudochorthippus parallelus) M

Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) Juv

24/10/16 - Photo update - various galleries - 24 photos.

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Ad

Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) Juv, Héron pourpré

Utricularia vulgaris, Greater Bladderwort

22/10/16 - Photo update - various galleries - 28 photos.

(?)European Wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris)

Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) F

20/10/16 - Photo update - various galleries - 11 photos.

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) juv + ad, Hirondelle rustique

Raft / Great Raft Spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus/D. plantarius)

Orange-spotted Emerald (Oxygastra curtisii) M

Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) F

18/10/16 - Photo update - various galleries - 35 photos.

Green-eyed Hooktail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) F

Lesser Purple Emperor (Apatura ilia), form clytie

White-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) M

Green-eyed Hooktail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) M

Two-coloured Bush-cricket (Bicolorana bicolor bicolor) F

Small Red Damselflies (Ceriagrion tenellum)

7/10/16 - Photo update - various galleries - 25 photos. New section Other Flora

Mother Shipton (Callistege mi)

Episyrphus balteatus (Marmalade Hoverfly) M

Lizard Orchid (Himantoglossum hircinum)

White Admiral (Limenitis camilla)

28/9/16 - Photo update - various galleries - 50 photos





21/5/16 - Updated article Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Spain, in spring (updated 5/2016).

Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) male, near visitor centre

16/4/16 - New article P N del Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca, Spain, 18/3/2016.
New FLICKR album Spain; P N del Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca 18/3/2016

L. audouinii adult

L. melanocephalus ad-summer

L. melanocephalus 1st-winter

L. audouinii 2nd-winter

13/4/16 - Updated gallery SPAIN/FRANCE; Larus Gulls

Red-rumped Swallow (Cecropis daurica) Les Olles

Common House Martin (Delichon urbicum) Les Olles

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) l'Encanyissada

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) Trabucador causeway

Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) l'Encanyissada

3/4/16 - Updated article The Ebro Delta, Spain, in winter. New FLICKR album Spain; Ebro Delta, March 2016.

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European Siskin (Carduelis spinus) F

May/June 2016 - Photo update - various galleries - 35 photos

Dunlin (Calidris alpina)

Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) M, Fuligule nyroca

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) Ad-W

Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)

Gadwall (Anas strepera) M, Canard chipeau

14/2/16 - Some Brenne winter rarities and other birds - birds galleries - 15 photos

Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)

Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) F, Fuligule milouin

12/2/16 - Photo update - birds galleries - 23 photos

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) F

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

European Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) M-Ad

31/1/16 - Photo update - birds galleries - 39 photos

Saulge, Bois de l'Hospice

7/1/2016 - New section A Birdwatching circuit in the Southern Vienne - A drive/walk in the communes of Saulge/Moulismes.


6/7/2015 - Au revoir Moulismes... après 10 ans nous passer à la recherche de nouveaux horizons. Un grand merci à tous nos amis en Moulismes qui ont rendu notre séjour très agréable. Je vais continuer avec le site web Moulismes Nature d'après notre nouvel emplacement à environ une heure.
Goodbye Moulismes... after 10 years we move on to pastures new. A big thanks to all our friends in Moulismes who made our stay so very enjoyable. I will continue with the website Moulismes Nature from our new location about an hour away.