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Update history - last updated 10/11/2017
Odonata tour of the Brenne/Vienne - Since 2009 Naturetrek have run a specialist tour to the Brenne/Vienne - details here; www.naturetrek.co.uk

Western Saddle Bush-cricket (Ephippiger diurnus diurnus) M

10/11/17 - Last of the summer insects, including the elusive Ephippigère des vignes... 23 photos

Red-banded Sand Wasp (Ammophila sabulosa)

Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus) F

Queen of Spain Fritillary (Issoria lathonia) F

7/11/17 - Summer insects - 36 photos

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) M

Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) M

Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) M

Sharp-tailed bee (Coelioxys) sp. F

21/10/17 - Summer insects - 21 photos

Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) Ad-W

21/10/17 - New southern Vienne/Brenne bird list - Compare what you've seen with what I haven't!

Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) M

Shrill Carder Bee (Bombus sylvarum)

Tephritid fly sp. Orellia falcata F

14/10/17 - Summer insects - 35 photos.

Grass-carrying Wasp (Isodontia mexicana)

Thick-headed fly sp. Conops silaceus

7/10/17 - Summer insects - 26 photos.

Antlion sp. Distoleon tetragrammicus

Lesser Marsh Grasshopper (Chorthippus albomarginatus albomarginatus) M

Long-winged Conehead (Conocephalus fuscus) F

2/10/17 - More Grasshoppers, Bush-crickets and other insects - 25 photos.

Dainty Damselfly (Coenagrion scitulum) M

Scarlet Darter (Crocothemis erythraea) M

Spilomyia triangulata M

Parasitic wasp sp. Leucospis dorsigera F

29/9/17 - Summer insects - 21 photos.

Grey Bush-cricket (Platycleis albopunctata albopunctata) F

Water Stick Insect (Ranatra linearis)

12/9/17 - Summer insects - 19 photos.

Longhorn Beetle sp. Stictoleptura cordigera

Longhorn Beetle sp. Brachyleptura fulva

9/9/17 - Summer insects - 24 photos.

White Plume Moth (Pterophorus pentadactyla)

Horsefly (Tabanidae) sp.

Water Boatman sp. (Corixidae sp.)

Lesser Diving Beetle (Acilius sulcatus) F

12/8/17 - Photo update - 29 photos.

European Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus) Ad

Scarce Chaser (Libellula fulva) M

Scarce Chasers (Libellula fulva)

Bee-fly sp. Hemipenthes morio

30/7/17 - Photo update - 22 photos.

Tongue orchid (Serapias lingua), Serapias langue

22/7/17 - Photo update - 10 photos.

Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) M

Dainty White-faced Darter (Leucorrhinia caudalis) M

Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)

18/7/17 - Photo update - 15 photos.

Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) F

Large White-faced Darter (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) M

Winter Damselflies (Sympecma fusca)

Dainty White-faced Darter (Leucorrhinia caudalis) M-imm

30/6/17 - Photo update - 17 photos. New gallery 10 - The two Whitefaces

L. melanocephalus 2nd-summer

16/5/17 - Updated galleries SPAIN/FRANCE; Larus Gulls

Red-billed Chough | Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax | Mas de Melons

Calandra Lark | Melanocorypha calandra | aerodrome

Great Spotted Cuckoo | Clamator glandarius | adult | aerodrome

Hoopoe | Upupa epops | Mas de Melons

12/5/17 - New article LLeida drylands, Catalunya 3/4/17. New gallery Spain; LLeida drylands, 3/4/17.

Little Crake | Porzana parva | female | Les Olles

Glossy Ibis | Plegadis falcinellus | Les Olles

Subalpine Warbler | Sylvia cantillans | Riet Vell

Fritillaria lusitanica | El Perello

Panoptes Blue | Pseudophilotes panoptes | L'Ampolla

Caspian Tern | Sterna caspia | 1st-winter | Les Olles

Purple Swamphen | Porphyrio porphyrio | Riet Vell

Collared Pratincole | Glareola pratincola | L'Alfacada

Squacco Heron | Ardeola ralloides | Riet Vell

30/4/17 - Updated article The Ebro Delta, Spain, winter/early spring (updated 4/2017) New FLICKR album Spain; Ebro Delta March/April 2017
Updated article P N del Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca, Spain, 18/3/2016 and 31/3/17
Updated FLICKR album Spain; P N del Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca 18/3/2016, 31/3/17

21/1/2017 - SITE MADE 'MOBILE FRIENDLY' (visualisés facilement sur les téléphones portables) ...or as good as I can get it!!

Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)

Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)

Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)

7/1/2017 - Wintering Bittern - Birds 2

Circus aeruginosus type female

7/1/2017 - New gallery Busard des roseaux

Elanus caeruleus Ad

Elanus caeruleus Ad + Juv

25/12/16 - Two Black-shouldered Kites, Lignac - new gallery Elanion blanc



6/7/2015 - Au revoir Moulismes... après 10 ans nous passer à la recherche de nouveaux horizons. Un grand merci à tous nos amis en Moulismes qui ont rendu notre séjour très agréable. Je vais continuer avec le site web Moulismes Nature d'après notre nouvel emplacement à environ une heure à Lignac.
Goodbye Moulismes... after 10 years we move on to pastures new. A big thanks to all our friends in Moulismes who made our stay so very enjoyable. I will continue with the website Moulismes Nature from our new location about an hour away at Lignac.