The Limousin is well known for species which are absent or scarce in the UK. This area, Haute Vienne, is heavily wooded with many lakes and fast rivers making it terrific territory for arboreal species. Many open areas of farm land, mostly producing sheep and cattle, are farmed sympathetically and consequently abound with butterflies and game such as hares, deer and wild boar. Cranes fly overhead on their spring and autumn migration when the skies are full of them calling to one another.

The following birds have all been observed by guests at, or close to Maison du Gui:

Chiff-chaff

Finch

Hawfinch

Green Woodpecker

Great-spotted Woodpecker

Grey-headed Woodpecker

Middle-spotted Woodpecker

Jay

Magpie

Jackdaw

Crow

Hoopoe

Common Sandpiper

Wood pigeon

Turtle Dove

Collared Dove

Swallow

House Martin

Pied Wagtail

Red-backed Shrike

Golden Oriole

Dipper

Wren

Melodious Warbler

Blackcap

Willow Warbler

Chiffchaff

Firecrest

Spotted Flycatcher

Stonechat

Redstart

Black Redstart

Robin

Nightingale

Blackbird

Song Thrush

Mistle Thrush

Willow Tit

Blue Tit

Great Tit

Long-tailed Tit

Nuthatch

House Sparrow

Chaffinch

Goldfinch

Linnet

Starling

Short-toed Tree Creeper

Nuthatch

Barn Owl

Little Owl

Tawny Owl

Long-eared Owl

Short-toed Eagle

Booted Eagle

Goshawk

Common Buzzard

Honey Buzzard

Black Kite

Red Kite

Hobby

Kestrel

Sparrow Hawk

Heron

Kingfisher

Mute Swan

Mallard

NB Roe Deer and Red Squirrel in nearby woods

Bird watching

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