A week in the French Pyrenees

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    gaynorsl said:

    It looks a lovely area to visit, maybe in the dry season, the butterflies are exceptional.

    I'm not sure they have a dry season, just a little less wet!! It's the rain that makes it so beautiful, although we have had some very hot & dry holidays previously.

    The size of the Vultures compared to the Red kites was striking, I never realised how big they were.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Hazel C said:
    I'm not sure they have a dry season, just a little less wet!

    Lol, very descriptive H!

     

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    I'm trying to be loyal here! However when everything is always very green you have to ask yourself why! LOl

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Just catching up - looks like you still had some great views and wildlife (and I trust food!), even if the weather wasn't the best. It's always the same, whether, the English Lakes, Scottish Highlands or the Pyrenees, you have to take what you get and mostly that's cloud and or rain, but that's why it is all green and so much nicer than parched rocky mountains ... well, for me anyway.

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    Nige   Flickr

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    Thanks Nigel, yes we had a couple of good meals out & really enjoyed it all, can't wait to get back there for another look around.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    A lovely selection there, Hazel, so different to what I'm used to seeing up here. Looks like you had a very nice holiday.

    My bird photos HERE

  • In reply to Paul A:

    Thanks, Hazel, looks like your holiday was a good one despite a bit of rain!  Love all the photos, especially of the Vultures and Kites.  Any ideas about the state of Vulture conservation in the Pyrenees?  

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • In reply to Gardenbirder:

    Thanks Ann & Paul.

    They do quite a lot of work on the conservation side, there are often programmes about it on our regional television & the more rare one's don't have their nesting sites revealed etc for their protection. Sadly there will always be some gun owners who choose to shoot protected species, but the various wildlife agencies do their best!

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France