|Gite Le Ristou|
On arrival Monday evening it was quite obvious that this location would suit us perfectly, Lesser-spotted Woodpeckers drumming, Firecrests and Nuthatch calling and over dinner Tawny Owls a plenty.
|Firecrest (record shot)|
Literally minutes into our walk we hit upon a Long-tailed Tit flock containing around 14 birds but almost immediately Dee was on to a Firecrest! By the time we'd moved on some 10 minutes later the count had increased to: Long-tailed Tit (14), Firecrest (3), Crested Tit (2), in fact we stopped counting those species from this point as they were literally too numerous in numbers.
|Southern White Admiral|
At one heath outcrop Dee and I took a short breather and here we came upon a good fall of Wheatear with at least 20 or so and I must say very obliging from a photographic point of view.
|One Of Many Wheatears!|
Finally, a walk along the beach and coffee at Moliets Plage produced numerous passage Barn Swallow's plus a number of Gannets offshore along with of note: Yellow Wagtail (4), Sandwich Tern (3), Mediterranean Gull (2) and Yellow-legged Gull (4).