Posts Tagged ‘Finistère

01
Jan
20

Happy 2020!

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I want to welcome the new year with one of my favourite bird photos from the last year and wish a happy new year to all my readers.

December 2019, European Stonechat / Schwarzkehlchen, Pointe Saint-Mathieu

08
Dec
19

APAW 50/52

APAW 49/52

December 2019, Pointe Saint-Mathieu

05
Dec
19

Hiding in the Bushes

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Quick little thing, wasn’t easy to even get a look at. I’ve had about 40 photos with bushes and a hint of tail feathers. 😉

December 2019, Common Firecrest / Sommergoldhähnchen, Pointe Saint-Mathieu

04
Dec
19

The Romans… And Vauban. Again.

The Romans... And Vauban. Again.

It`s a castle defending the sea entrance to Brest… of course Vauban had to build there. But the oldest remains date to Roman times and it is speculated that even before that there might have been fortifications of some sort.

It’s a bit curious, but in all the years we’ve been coming to the region we never actually properly visited Brest. We drove through on several occassions and lost our way there once. And there is a lovely arts and crafts shop called Artéïs, which I have to visit every time we’re close.

So today was the day – we did the touristy thing. Or at least tried to. We walked along the harbour, looked at the castle and the Tour Tanguy, walked the Pont de Recouvrance and Rue de Siam, managed to find ourselves a fabulous book shop (one whole shelf full of ornithology books, too bad my French is not good enough) and ultimately got bored. I’m sure Brest has more lovely corners – we didn’t find them. So, that’s that…

December 2019, Château de Brest seen from the Jardin de l’Académie de Marine, Brest

03
Dec
19

Kitty-cat

Kitty-cat

“Le minou” translates to “kitty-cat”, hence the title.

December 2019, Phare du Petit Minou, Rade de Brest

02
Dec
19

Love These Colours

Love These Colours

November 2019, between Pointe Saint-Mathieu and Pointe de Penzer

01
Dec
19

APAW 48/52

APAW 48/52

November 2019, Pointe Saint-Mathieu

30
Nov
19

Covert

Covert
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I’m not confident in my ID (young or female European Stonechat), so if anybody can confirm or has a better idea – I’m all for it. The yellow in the beak throws me off.

Ich bin mir unsicher, ob ich diesen Vogel richtig identifiziert habe. Ich denke, es könnte ein weibliches oder junges Schwarzkehlchen sein. Das Gelb im Schnabe irritiert mich. Hat jemand eine bessere Idee? Oder kann meine Identifikation bestätigen?

[edit] Thanks to Linsenfutter (see comment): Dunnock / Heckenbraunelle [/edit]

November 2019, Presqu’île de Kermorvan, Le Conquet

29
Nov
19

Hello There

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November 2019, Eurasian Curlew / Großer Brachvogel, between Pointe Saint-Mathieu and Pointe de Penzer

28
Nov
19

Good Night Lighthouse

Good Night Lighthouse

November 2019, Phare de Saint-Mathieu




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