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Birds , Bees , Butterflies , Beasties and orchids


Around Le Pont Chretien and surrounding countryside

Tawny Owl and Barn Owl - by the Gite
Little Owl - by the Gite
Stone Curlew- farmland
Short Toed Eagle - over farmland
Red Backed Shrike - farmland
Nuthatch - by the Gite
Montague's Harrier - over farmland
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - woodland along the river valley
Kingfisher - by the Gite
Honey Buzzard - over woodland along the river valley
Serin - in the village
Hoopoe - wooded farmland
Golden Oriole - by the Gite
Common Quail - large cereal fields
Cirl Bunting - farmland hedges with trees
Buzzard - over wooded country
Booted Eagle - over wooded country
Black Woodpecker - in woodland along the river valley
Black Kite - over wooded country
Turtle Dove - in the village
Hobby - anywhere
Nightingale - in woodland along the river valley

Bee eaters - along the Creuse valley


In La Brenne - these are all local specialities - go to the visitor centre at La Cherine

Fan Tailed Warbler, Whiskered Tern, Purple Heron, Great White Egret, Black Winged Stilt
Black Necked Grebe, Black Tern, Cattle Egret

Common Butterflies
Swallowtail, Small Swallowtail, Clouded yellow, White Letter hairstreak, Green hairstreak,
White Admiral, Silver Washed fritillary, Purple Emperor, Camberwell Beauty

In season various orchids along the river valley  

We are getting a lot of guests who enjoy the opportunities offered in the area to see the fauna and flora that we are so lucky to have in abundance .

In spring and autumn we are on the flight path of the cranes as they make their way north or south. Sometimes thousands have been seen flying over the mill.