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La Rochelle/Rochefort, France, 12-15/9/2016

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) juvenile
 
Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) juvenile

Species recorded on a brief visit

SITES VISITED

Réserve Naturelle Nationale de Moëze-Oléron

Pôle Nature de la Cabane de Moins

See also websites below.

INFO

www.faune-charente-maritime.org

GALLERY

La Rochelle 9/2016

BIRDS - 93 species (23 wader species)

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Great Egret Egretta alba
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
White Stork Ciconia ciconia – 3 Cabane de Moins 12/9
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia – Small groups throughout

Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Greylag Goose Anser anser – 3+ Cabane de Moins 12/9
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna – 35 Rochefort lagunage 13/9
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Gadwall Anas strepera – 4 Rochefort lagunage 13/9
Northern Pintail Anas acuta – 5 Cabane de Moins 12/9
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata – c10 Cabane de Moins 12/9, 300+ Rochefort lagunage 13/9
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca – Max. 100+ Cabane de Moins 12/9
Garganey Anas querquedula – 1 Cabane de Moins 12/9

Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus – 1 Rochefort lagunage 14/9
Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus axillaris – 1 Rochefort lagunage 13/9
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo

Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra

Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta – 3 Rochefort lagunage 13/9
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus – 1 male Cabane de Moins 12/9
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius – 1 Rochefort lagunage 13/9
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Little Stint Calidris minuta – 3 Cabane de Moins 12/9
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa – 12 Rochefort lagunage 14/9
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Ruff Philomachus pugnax – 12 Rochefort lagunage 13/9

Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Common Gull Larus canus
Mediterranean Gull Larus melonocephalus
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus

Little Tern Sternula albifrons
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Black Tern Chlidonias niger – 14 Rochefort lagunage 13/9

Feral Pigeon Columba (livia) sp.
Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

Sand Martin Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Common House Martin Delichon urbicum

White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Blue-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava

Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus – 1 Cabane de Moins 12/9
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
Common Blackbird Turdus merula

Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca – 1 Cabane de Moins 12/9

Great Tit Parus major
Eurasian Blue Tit Parus caeruleus
European Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus
Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla

Common Magpie Pica pica
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
Carrion Crow Corvus corone
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris

House Sparrow Passer domesticus
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
European Serin Serinus serinus
Common Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus

OTHER WILDLIFE

Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)
Small White (Pieris rapae)
Green-veined White (Pieris napi)
Clouded Yellow (Colias crocea)
Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)
Southern White Admiral (Limenitis reducta)
Peacock (Inachis io)
Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus)
Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)
Wall Brown (Lasiommata megera)
Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans)
Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator)
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) – 1 male R N Marais de Moëze 14/9
Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)

Leek Grasshopper (Mecostethus parapleurus)
Phaneroptera sp. (Bush-cricket sp.)

Praying Mantis (Mantis religiosa)

Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris)
Hornet (Vespa crabro)
Asian Hornet (Vespa velutina)
Polistes sp. (Paper wasp sp.)
Violet Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa violacea)
Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus)
Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi)

Weasel (Mustela nivalis)
Coypu (Myocastor coypus)

Common Tree Frog (Hyla arborea)
Edible Frog (Rana kl. Esculenta)
Green Lizard (Lacerta bilineata)

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