In the morning of the 23th of July we headed to Etang de Bellebouche, in the northeastern part of La Brenne. It is an Etang also used for recreaction such as fishing and swimming. This is situated in the northern part of the large lake, but in the southern part, lots of nature can be found. Here is an overview of the lake, seen from the northern side:
In the afternoon I had 4 Green Sandpipers, a Little Egret, 2 Purple Herons and the known Squacco Heron behind the campsite.
24th of July
On the 24th we explored the surroundings south of Rosnay, where our campsite was situated. We cycled to Ciron, 9 km south of Rosnay, located along the Creuse. The road from Rosnay to Ciron is quite boring, all the land looks alike, nevertheless it was a nice drive with perfect weather. Close to Ciron we had a Black Woodpecker flying over the road. In Ciron itself we had a Melodious Warbler, some Lesser-Spotted Woodpeckers, and a group of 10 Bee-eaters hunting close to a Castle. This was in the eastern part of the village. I photographed a White Admiral as well. My first photo of this beautiful butterfly species!
25th of July
This day was a day full of rain, at least.. the entire morning. Nevertheless we did some bird watching and photographing. In the early morning I had a group of 50 Cattle Egrets flying over the campsite, as well as a ringtail Montagu's Harrier and a Hoopoe, together with a family of 6 Melodious Warblers. Around 10 o clock we went to Le Blanc for groceries. When we were finished with groceries we drove back, making a little detour through the Brenne. This detour delivered us fantastic shots of Cattle Egrets! These Cattle Egrets were photographed in the rain: