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Fígols de Tremp

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Offline nick

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« on: March 21, 2010, 20:11 PM »
I had a very pleasant weekend up at Casa Rafaela (http://casarafela.wordpress.com/) in Figols de Tremp with Simon and Polly. They were excellent hosts, and wined and dined me for the duration so many thanks to them.

We went for a couple of walks around the village. Spring has only arrived timidly to these parts with birds and flowers thin on the ground/in the air, though we did have a good sighting of Egyptian vultures and the almond trees in glorious blossom were gorgeous. This paucity was however more than compensated by chancing upon a family of three incredibly cute weasels*. It was an absolute delight to watch them jumping in and out a pile of rocks which I assume was their home. They seemed curious about us too and kept popping up from the rocks closer and closer to where we stood, before finally slipping away from view. PHOTOS COMING FROM SIMON IN ONE WEEK WHEN HE GETS TO HIS COMPUTER!

Simon and Polly occasionally spot badgers from their terrace. No luck there but we did come across a fantastic set of prints.

Coming back in the evening we (Simon) spotted a female red deer wandering across a field. He was amazed as it was the first he has ever seen or heard of anywhere near the village in 20? years. They may well be expanding from Boumort, which has very large deer population.

*Not stoats ‘cos they didn’t have black tips on their tails and don’t live this far south anyway.
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 11:05 AM »
The pleasure was all our Nick! Typically, the first thing we saw when we got home after dropping you at the station - low carbon travel  :angel: - was the pair of Egyptian vultures that I mentioned to you, apparently 'dancing' in the sky abiove the village - a mating ritual perhaps?

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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 18:15 PM »
This is really late! I did get round to writing up my trip with Nick, but completely forgot to mention it here!


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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 21:34 PM »
I love the description of the weasel family. There is an easy way to tell the difference between stoats and weasels:

Weasles are weasely identified because stoats are stoatily different!



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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011, 06:30 AM »
Thank you Rosie - you've made my day  :sign: