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bird watching Pyrenees

The arrival of colder weather often brings the elusive wallcreeper down from the cliffs of Gavarnie to the relative civilisation of the walls of the fortified church in Luz.

Luckily, last week we had two Englishmen in the hotel, one of whom is a keen birdwatcher, to appreciate its arrival.  Earlier in the week we had been telling him about the wallcreeper, then two days later Charles (from Chez Christine around the corner) sticks his head in to announce a sighting.  What good timing!  Excitement ensues – the French in the bar laughing at the English being so interested in a tiny bird with red underneath its wings, and the English sending texts off to record the event…  Small things make us all happy.

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