Romanesque Church Hunt Looking for churches and other France adventures.

May 14, 2007

A small detour

Filed under: Uncategorized — Karen @ 3:31 pm

No doubt, on our search for the hidden churches of Drome Provencale, we will see many birds in the countryside. I found this list of birds found around Mont Ventoux–we will need to be on the lookout!

Blackcaps, Blue rock thrush, Buzzard and Honey buzzard, Eagles – golden and short-toed, golden oriole, Hoopoe, House martins, Kites- red and black (circling low over the fields), Nuthatch, Pied flycatcher, Ptarmigan, Red-backed shrike, Siskins (at the peak of Mont Ventoux), Swallows, Three-toed woodpecker, Titmice – blue tit, coal tit, great tit, long-tailed tit, Tree creeper, Warblers.

Some possibilities:

Hoopoe — I WOULD LOVE to see this bird. I’ve been looking for it for at least 4 years.


We have seen magnificent birds circling overhead. In this part of Provence, there are several specials of both eagle and buzzard. Here is a short-toed eagle.

Short-toed eagle

Here’s a shot of a honey buzzard aloft.

Honey buzzard

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