In the Camargue still a Lesser Flamingo ,Flamant nain ,Phoenicopterus minor : 1 au Pont des 5 Gorges, at Etang des Imperiaux at Camargue le 27/10 (P&A. Mansart)
Also Lanner Falcon, Spotted Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagle, a couple of Pallid Harriers, Terek Sandpiper,Yellow-browed Warbler,a wide variety of other raptors including big numbers of Merlins on the Crau ancient delta of the Rhone near the Camargue with visiting arranged from St Martin de Crau Ecomusee with backing from CEEP Conservatoire- Etudes des Ecosystemes de Provence Alpes du Sud. My contacts at the Ecomusee organise birding trips around the area and caan show you many interesting birds like American shorebirds which turn up on the Crau plus the resident Calandra Larks whicch my colleague Guillaume is studying in detail near the aerodrome fense at Istres but get his permission first if you want to see the Calandra Larks as they are on the edge of a military base where you could be arrested if yo don't get permission first to visit the site.The Ecomusee is near St Martin de Craus campsite Hotel REstaurant which in summer has a superb swimming pool and facilities for a great holiday birding and is very cheap.St Martin de Crau is just east of Arles near the Alpilles where there are regular Booted and Bonellis Eagles, Rock Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush, Alpine Chough, Western Orphean Warbler, Eagle Owl, Crag Martin, Red-rumped Swallow and Alpine Swift which can often be seen still at this time of year as can sometimes Pallid Swifts which are still around the area now.To see the birds in the Alpilles hills you go to the Roman War Memorial near Les Baux at La Caume and park under the pines and walk to the radio transmitter tower alonmg the dirt track and you will see birds all around.
Kind regards,Bertram.E.B.BREE in sunny Jersey.