my latest trip report to france can now be found here
Very nice Joseph, sorry to hear that the heat got to you (do you wear a hat in the field in sunny climes? - this is the normal reason why Brits go under when they encounter sunshine).
I liked the bit: "Back on the boat I read Birdwatching from cover to cover, had a kip ..... " - how can you read that without falling into a deep coma?
Very nice! Remember to take plenty of water on hot days
I'd guess your Stonechat was subspecies rubicola - they can look strikingly pale when you're used to British subspecies hibernans birds
No photo of the Little B*stard??
Nice report Joe! Got me considering a trip there now.