Sunday, 1 November 2009

Flamingoes at Les Aresquiers

Flamingoes at Les Aresquiers

We went for a walk to Les Aresquiers, a coastal wetland area near to Frontignan-Plage, to do a spot of birdwatching. We usually see Flamingoes there, though there were less than I would have expected for the time of year, but were also lucky to see a Crane flying over, probably migrating to its wintering area in North Africa. Les Aresquiers is an interesting area with a huge brackish lagoon, salt flats with Salicornis plants backed by a small woodland of Aleppo Pines. We also saw gulls (Yellow-legged, Black-headed and possible Mediterranean), Grey Herons, Little Egrets, Sandwich Tern and heard Sardinian Warblers, Robins and Jays.

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