Despite both of us feeling severely under the weather lately we are setting of this afternoon to our place in France. The sunshine and temperatures in the 20's plus Nightingales singing in the garden is too much to miss. Spring migration will be well under way and there have been a couple of good birds in the region lately.
A Black-shouldered Kite I saw last July is apparently still about and now there is a hope that it finds a mate and starts nesting. This species has spread rapidly in Southern France and is a welcome addition to the avifauna.
Male White-headed Duck
At Pissevache there has been a male White-headed Duck on the sewerage lagoons. This is a rare bird away from Spain but this species is also increasing its numbers and range. I hope I might catch up with both of them.