Sunday, 19 February 2012

Foiled by the Snow

We set off this morning with the intent of reaching the Pic de Nore the highest accessible point by vehicle in the Montagne Noire.  We had heard that Snow Finch had been seen their recently so we thought we would give it a go.  The first problem encountered was a blocked road on our usual route.  We detoured taking an alternative way and reached Pradelles-Cabardes.  The village still had a lot of snow and ice and we were not surprised to find the road up to the Pic closed. No Snow Finch today.


The forest and meadows high up were not exactly full of birds but we did see a couple of Buzzards, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, Redwing and plenty of Jays.

White Wagtail

On the way home we checked the river and sewerage lagoons at Homps. There were 6 Shoveler, 2 White Wagtails and a Green Sandpiper.

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