Sunday, 3 June 2012

France Day 14: The long and windy road..

The journey back up to Calais went well, all 400 miles of it! Managed to clock up 24 Kestrel and 10 Buzzard but also scored male Montagu’s Harrier on a fencepost, several Marsh Harrier and singles of Honey Buzzard and Hobby flying along the road. Had several Red-backed Shrikes and Hoopoe close to the Gite but then less of those while on the motorways, probably due to speed...

The Sat Nav Lady even took me right past the Bee-eater colony! One to remember for my next trip!

A roadside stop produced Green Woodpecker, Yellowhammer, Crested Lark and Blue-headed Wagtail with another stop giving great views of a number of Mediterranean Gulls. While waiting for our train in Calais I had several Herring, Lesser Black-backed, Great Black-backed, Common and Black-headed Gull and that was about that.

Holiday done. Just the drive back to Yorkshire to do…

I'll put a trip list of birds on the blog over the next few days, initial count suggests 131 species of birds, plus a good range of butterflies and other animals, not bad for a non-birding trip.

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