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    Default New mammal guide to Brittany out in a few years time and birds there now.

    Hi there,
    The Grooupe Mammalogique Breton or GMN is bringing out in a few years time
    a new up to date atlas on the terrestrial mammals of Brittany where there are
    many Otters, Beavers, Water Shrews and Water Voles plus many rare mustelids and rare bats which are suckling young now!
    More at:- http://www.gmb.asso.fr
    This year many Harbour Porpoises have been beached in the Channel
    a result of bycatch largely which is woring as a few days ago a young
    Harbour Porpoise a mere 90 cm long and when they are just born they
    are only 80 cm long so was a very young Harbour Porpoise was washed
    up at Ouistreham beach in Normandy where the Groupe Mammalogique Breton
    work with other groups like the GECC and we have noted a few records
    of Ziphid beaked Whales plus more Porpoises than of late in this area off Normandy which is rich in mammals and we produce a mammal atlas for
    Normandy woriking with the CRMM in La Rochelle and satellite tracking animals in this area including past Jersey where we are monitoring also satellite tracked Basking Sharks by APECS in Brest who are interested
    in the plans for a Marine reserve from Cap Frehel to Cap de la Hague surrounding a UN UNESCO World Heritage site and about ten RAMSAR reserves
    plus Internationally important numbers of seabirds and marine ecology concentrations. The Interreg EU funded project CHARM III is being undertaken here now! Emma Jackson is studing the key area for decapods here which attract Rissos Dolphins here and Dr Tom Brereton has seen Little Barolos Shearwater here recently a top area for Shearwaters including breeding birds and moulting areas for Balearics in thousands!
    At:-
    http://www.life-phragmite-aquatique....e-trevorch.php
    Details of a top Tern colony in the area where half a dozen species
    of Terns have bred feeding colonies around the Channel Isles
    and just west of St Malo on Ile de la Colombiere just off St Jacut where Roseate Terns breed plus other Terns in thousands occasionally!
    At Les Abers near Trevorch is a great heronry where a good number of species breed including many Cattle Egrets now with young.The birds
    in the Ecrehous nature Reserve RAMSAR designated include Little Egrets
    which were colour ringed recently in the nest and a chaick ringed there previously has just turned up near Cambridge proving moveement of locally bred north. When I ringed some Sandwich Tern pulli there on the Ecrehjous RAMSAR reserve reef when I was young I was surprised a bird twenty years after turned up breeding near Denmark.In Norway now Surf Scoter in breeding plumage, Pectoral Sandpiper and other very rare birds species which I have seen here also in the past whicvh doubtless move up there in summer!
    In Jersey now many Black-headed Gulls returning and in Brittany in the Loire estuary area near Ancenis east of Nantes in front of the bird hide at the Marais de Gree a pair of Woodchat Shrikes are still displaying and mating now
    with photos attached!
    Details below of the latest version of France's botanical details online right up to date details below in French if you go to the Loire estuary area one of Europes top spots for botany and biodiversity now with many Orchids in full flower!
    Bonne nouvelle, j’ai terminé la nouvelle version du programme de détermination FLORA-ELECTRONICA (Version Bonnier 1.2).



    Les programmes que j’ai mis en place permettent aussi de recréer des outils équivalents avec n’importe qu’elle dichotomie papier (plus récente …).



    J’ai déjà commencé ce travail avec succès sur les données de Isatis (http://www.isatis31.botagora.fr), disponible d’ici l’automne.



    Je suis aussi en train de travailler sur les quatre flores de France de Fournier (la clef de détermination familles est disponible) et sur la Coste.

    Les informations ayant déjà été saisies par d’autres botanistes.



    Après le succès de la version 1.1.



    À ce jour :



    - 962 personnes ont téléchargé gratuitement la version 1.1

    - plus de 8000 personnes ont utilisé la version en ligne



    Voici quelques chiffres de la version 1.2



    - 15154 photos pour 3945 taxons (il y a 177 taxons sans photos, souvent des noms synonymes dans la nouvelle nomenclature, qui donc ne sont pas reconnus comme taxons).



    - 3940 taxons avec le nouveau nom BDNFF, contrôlés avec la version 5 (Il reste 5 noms sans équivalent), il reste sûrement des erreurs ….



    - 1068 pages croquis



    Vous avez plusieurs déclinaisons pour la version 1.2, compatible Windows, Mac, Linux … il suffit d’avoir un navigateur Internet …



    - La version complète en 640/480 avec photographies (765Mo)



    - La version light en 320/240 avec photographies (325Mo)



    - La version Ultra light sans photographies (35Mo)



    - Une version ISILO sans photographies, pour toutes les machines portables et téléphones du marché (13Mo, vraiment tout petit)….. Pour ceux qui ne peuvent pas utiliser sur leur matériel une des trois autres versions.



    La liste des machines supportées par Isilo est sur le lien suivant :



    http://www.isilo.com/info/device.htm





    Selon vos machines et vos besoins, vous pourrez choisir la déclinaison qui vous convient.



    Pour information j’embarque sans aucun souci la version complète (765Mo) sur mon PDA tournant sous Windows mobile 6 avec Internet mobile (HP IPAQ 214).



    Vous êtes donc sûr de pouvoir trouver la version qui vous va, pour chaque situation.



    Vous pouvez par exemple avoir la version Isilo sur votre téléphone et la version complète à la maison… sympa non ?



    Des tests ont été effectués, par exemple, avec succès sur l’Iphone avec ISILO, donc vous pouvez vraiment emporter vos clefs de détermination partout sur le terrain, sans connexion Internet bien sûr.



    Je crois pouvoir dire que FLORA ELECTRONICA est la seule Flore du marché qui fonctionne sur toutes les machines, des plus anciennes aux plus modernes.



    Pour la tester, l’obtenir et avoir plus d’informations.



    http://www.ftvm.fr/flora-electronica/FloraBonnier.html



    La version 1.1 est toujours directement accessible en téléchargement gratuit depuis le site.

    Vous pouvez recevoir chez vous la version 1.2 sur DVD et toutes les mises à jour futures, y compris les nouvelles clefs moyennant une participation dérisoire de 5€.



    Ce travail étant un peu titanesque je suis à la recherche de soutien et de sponsors.



    Merci de communiquer autour de vous sur ce projet.

    Kind regards,
    Bertram.E.B.BREE in sunny Jersey near France and the top biodiversity area in Europe the north-western tip of France and the Armorican Massif!

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    Thumbs up Roseates in Brittany heavily predated by Peregrine Falcons now.

    Hi there,
    At the end of May there were about 80 pairs or so of Roseate Terns
    on Ile aux dames off the north coast of Brittany but now there are a mere 20 pairs due to hevay predation from Peregrine Falcons which are successfully fledging young now like the few Tersn which have been succesful breeders here of the 5,000 pairs plus of Terns which breed around the coast of Brittany.
    Kind regards,
    Bertram.E.B.BREE pleased to see manay Sandeels coming in close inshore now.

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    Thumbs up Loire estuary and Ancenis forest.

    Hi there,
    At the forêt du Gâvre and the Maison Benoit at Le Gâvre near the Loire estuary Wrynecks breeding there with many Nightjars can be watched with LPO birders there as at Ancenis also near the Loire estuary where Wrynecks are calling now with Hoopoes breeding nearby and the pair of Woodchat Shrikes are exchanging feathers in their bills now in front of the bird hide at the Ancenis bird reserve in the wetland there and Red-backed Shrikes are breeding nearby.Great birding here now with the odd Glossy Ibis in the Loire estuary area now plus many young Terns in the nest hatching now!
    Kind regards,
    Bertram.E.B.Bree in sunny Jersey near France.

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