Friday, 22 January 2021

Bird Watching at the Chateau

The Chateau of Chenonceau is home to the largest colony of House Martins in the Touraine Loire Valley. Every year they arrive from Africa to breed, building mud nests under the cornices of the north facade, the chapel and the Marque Tower. These delightful little birds are real acrobats, hunting for tiny insects just above the visitors' heads. Even if you are not an habitual birdwatcher you will enjoy their aerial show and be fascinated by the structure of their nests. We always make sure that clients look up so they don't miss the birds, and the fine details of the exterior of the chateau.

House Martin and nest, Chateau of Chenonceau.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

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