birding beaumonts

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What's Beaumonts ? you might be asking. Well it's my ''local patch'' here on the eastern edge of Paris – a tiny green island thrust up above the urban surroundings of Seine-Saint-Denis. Its elevation makes it a great place to hang around skywatching for raptors and storks, and at migration-time birds will drop out of the sky and take a breather before continuing onwards.

 

Me and local birding friends Pierre and Laurent have notched up quite a few goodies here over the years including Purple Heron, Dotterel, Short-toed Eagle, Red-rumped Swallow, Penduline Tit, and even a ''tristis'' type Chiffchaff – it really can be a rather exciting place at times...