On St Martins day the 11th November at Mont Ventoux
in Provence not far from M....ille a Tengmalms Owl was photographed
which seem to be spreading their range across eastern France.
Also much nearer M....ille was an Taiga Flycatcher!
Gobemouche de la Taïga Ficedula albicilla : 1 1A at Mas de Rougety, St Etienne du Grés-The Departement de Bouches du Rhone on 12/11/2010 (Y. Kayser in faune-paca)!
Taigas are now much more easily determined from Red-breasted Flycatchers.
There are ofter many Red-breasted Flycatchers in France in October and November and Taigas must often go un noticed amongst their midst!
Bertram.E.B.Bree in mild Jersey.