[Tweeters] Birds of the Camargue and northern Pyrenees--out of area bird trip report

ck park travelgirl.fics at gmail.com
Sat Sep 30 12:28:45 PDT 2017


i was in that area about a year ago, and thoroughly enjoyed the sites, the
birds, the people, and the food... i can also heartily recommend the B&B i
stayed at as well, about as nice an experience as one could have...

00 caren
ParkGallery.org
george davis creek, north fork

On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 9:13 PM, Byers <byers345 at comcast.net> wrote:


> Hello Tweeters,

>

> Earlier this month Bill and I spent about 10 days in

> France. At first we were based near Arles and birded in the

> Camargue—places like Salin de Giraud and Etang de Vaccarayes. North of

> there we spent time looking at an interesting wasteland that used to be the

> delta of the river Durance. Now it is a stony plain. After a few days we

> decamped and moved to the northern Pyrenees to the village of Gèdre. From

> there we birded up the valley, reaching heights above 6000 ft on a day we

> hiked a trail that took us over the Pyrenees and into Spain. Most of the

> birds we saw, about 130 in all, were not new to us because we had birded in

> Europe before. But it was wonderful to be in France and see the area

> around Arles and Gèdre, places we had not visited before. Two of the new

> birds for us were Eurasian Dotterel in the Crau and Alpine Accenor high in

> the Pyrenees. The link below is just the birds we got pictures of—only

> about 38.

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>

>

> https://www.flickr.com/photos/29258421@N07/albums/72157688949289116

>

>

>

> The next set of pictures is just scenic shots and a few mammals. There

> are a few pictures of bikers racing up the Col du Tourmalet, one of the

> hard parts of the Tour de France:

>

>

>

> https://www.flickr.com/photos/29258421@N07/albums/72157686483200831

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>

> The season was quickly turning from summer into fall there. When we

> arrived, it was quite warm, but the Pyrenees were much cooler. In

> Toulouse, when we left, it was raining.

>

>

>

> I hope you enjoy a look at some of these photos. Charlotte Byers, now in

> Edmonds

>

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