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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Two black kites, some buzzards and black redstarts in the garden

I’ve been spending the holidays in Toulouse, a town in the Southwest of France. The city itself nestles in the lowlands at the feet of the Pyrenees mountains. I took a trip into the Pyrenees themselves yesterday, looking for some special wildlife. Even my French companions were surprised to see one of the things we spotted: is there anything more French than a baguette vending machine?   The dramatic mountaintops were peaked with snow, and the streets of the small […]