What’s that Bird?

Mme Lynn Turnbull


Various birds

Our March event was held on Saturday 5th at The Auberge de l’Abbaye, La Menitré, and was attended by 19 members and 3 guests including our speaker for the day, Monsieur Michel Gys, an enthusiastic ornithologist and long time member of the LPO, the French equivalent of the British RSPB.

On arriving at the venue we were greeted with an aperitif prior to taking our seats for the photographic slide show and talk by our guest speaker.

Michel was welcomed by our Vice-President, John Barritt, and commenced his informative talk with many colourful slides of the birds commonly found in the local area before progressing to the more exotic species found in the mountains and forests of Ecuador as well as some of the indigenous wild life.

The vote of thanks was given by Terence O’Hara, an avid bird watcher himself, who treated us to a rendition of “Sing a Song of Sixpence” in which he was enthusiastically joined by all those present.


John and Jackie Sheppard and Monique Hay

The formalities over, we then enjoyed a three course meal including wine and coffee before departing for home after an enjoyable and fascinating afternoon.