Friday, 14 January 2011

First sense of Spring

Waking today to bright sunshine and no wind it was no surprise that 18 degrees was achieved by midday.  We took a walk with our neighbour Jeanne  around her land.  She owns the local "Camping Naturiste" so you can imagine we do not visit when she has guests.  She has a wonderful view looking out south over the Aude plain to the Corbieres and Canigou at about 10,000 feet in the Pyrenees.

After lunch we looked again at Minerve but nothing much to report.

Later I went into the Cesse Gorge in the hope of calling Eagle Owl.  No luck yet but a Sparrowhawk tried hard to catch some pipistrelle-size bats to no effect and 20 Rock Sparrows came into roost in bushes on the side of the Gorge. My photo above shows Rock Sparrow (in front) with female House Sparrow conveniently posing near my garden.

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