Monthly Archives: March 2022

Tourism and Wildlife – incompatible?

I was told that the marshes around Le Mont St Michel were good for birds. I couldn’t see any marshes, but every other farm offered accommodation and every hamlet had its posh restaurant. This was clearly a major tourist destination. … Continue reading

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A Spoonbillry and a fortified village.

If you read my last post you may have feared for my sanity. Certainly my life has to change, and perhaps the two books I am reading are part of the process. They are very different but both extraordinary. They … Continue reading

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Charente Maritime

I’m in a land full of holes: ditches, ponds, lakes, canals. Once they were part of a 4000 year history of salt pans. Now they are home to sheep, cattle, ducks, egrets, kestrels, marsh harriers, coypu, spoonbills, a few waders … Continue reading

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