I’m heading to France and Germany shortly to visit family and friends for several weeks. In France, we’ll be staying about an hour south of Paris, near the forest of Fontainebleau, and in Germany we’ll be staying between Osnabrueck and Bremen.
I’ve traveled to parts of Canada, the US, and the Caribbean, but never to Europe. I’m looking forward to seeing the beautiful countryside and to seeing European birds, including the European Robin, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Crested Tit, European Nuthatch, European Magpie, European Jay, Chaffinch, Brambling, European Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, and Hawfinch.
If you’ve been reading here, you probably know that one of the more frequent commenters is Jochen from Bell Tower Birding. Last month I got in touch with him to see if we might be able to meet (unfortunately not because the distance is too far), and he’s sent me maps of the area I’ll be in and helped me with finding my target species.
I’m not sure what my internet situation will be on my trip, since our hosts are older and don’t have internet at home, but I’ll try to post a few photos while I’m away. And if I can’t post during my trip, I’ll have a full trip report when I get home.