With a flurry recently on the Rhone delta in particular in the Camargue small lagoon of Baisse des 500 Francs where there were Temmincks Stints, Curlew Sand, Wilsons Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope and I think also Grey Phalarope, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Terek Sandpiper, Spotted Redshanks, Marsh Sandpiper, Whimbrel, and nearby Green Heron and a good number of Pratincoles. In Guernsey in the CI now superb Curlew Sand and Whimbrels
and a stunning, Purple Hair on, or ardea purpurea at:-
Also in Jersey a Night jaar taking a pint of insects at the harbour in St Helier wharehouse where it was found and later released in Grouville after a nightime jaar was had by all to celebrate this species breeding in hundreds on the mainland of Normandy about 20 km away!
In southern France near the Camargue now many Red-necked Night jars are now starting to summer! They now appear on the local ringing list after onw was picked up slightly stunned for one reason or another!
In Jersey a good passage of Terns and Shearwaters with the strong winds
in the sunshine we are enjoying. Our tenants are back from Bordeaux in the Aquitaine area in south-eastern France where there is some superb birding at present with 26 degre Celcius sunshine in Bordeaux a lovely city which is very cheap with lovely wines including excellent clarets in the form of Chateau Pichaud a notable Premiere Cote de Blayes near St Emillion which goes on the restaurant tables in Bordeaux for a reasonable amount including the excellent St Emillion Chateau de Rey appelation controlee for a meal in choice restaurant of three courses for a mere 12 Euros!
Plenty night jaars in the pubs and in the forests nearby.....
Bertram.E.B.BREE in sunny Jersey isle of pasionate wild beauty in full splendour now with Orchids in full bloom on the west coast in Jersey.