Aquitaine: Parc Ornithologique du Teich

Today with another blue sky and sunshine, we visited the Parc Ornithologique du Teich. We were last here in 2014 in August so this was our first September visit. Our friend dropped off at a nearby station and just like home, ended up on a rail replacement bus. At the reserve, were surprised to get a discount as RSPB members, despite not having brought our membership cards. Most of the storks seen on our previous visit had now abandoned their nests and left, apart from a few stragglers.
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There were a few turtles in the ponds near the entrance and this one was quite well camouflaged.
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We walked around the whole reserve, picnicking en route and stopping at most of the hides. There were some serious bird photographers with tons of kit but I just strolled along looking at all the birds.
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This sign appeared to be attempting to appeal to our Australasian friends.
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The day turned out to have been hotter than forecast so after stocking up for the evening meal we headed back to the house to cool off.

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