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March – Bird migration is in full swing. Wild narcissi, beginning of wildflowers and orchids, plus a growing selection of butterflies.

March brings more migratory birds back to their breeding grounds, with large groups of Short-toed and Booted Eagles passing through to the Central and Northern Spain, and then “our” breeding pairs settling back home. This is also the time when you have a good chance to spot the beautiful white and black Egyptian vultures, which are progressively rarer here in the South of Spain. There are a few breeding pairs in the Grazalema Park, however in March good numbers can be observed refuelling and resting on their flight northwards.

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Christmas Eve in Ituren. The village comes alive: the Joaldunak carrying flares …

Christmas Eve in Ituren. The village comes alive: the Joaldunak carrying flares march off to accompany Olentzero (the Basque charcoal maker) down from the hills accompanied by a donkey bearing presents and excited villagers and children in traditional peasant dress. http://www.pyreneanexperience.com/basque-christmas-traditions-olentzero/




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Les amis du réseau Comète: 14. Lucienne Saboulard †

Some beautiful words by Jean Dassie whose family (parents and sister) worked in the COMET line resistance network in the area of the Bidasoa river during WWII – ending up in concentration camps. These are his words at his sister’s funeral. (The English translation follows).

Les amis du réseau Comète: 14. Lucienne Saboulard †

Nous sommes une association basée à Anglet dont le but de garder le souvenir de ces hommes et de ces femmes du réseau Comète du Pays Basque à qui les aviateurs des forces alliées et d’autres pendant la deuxième guerre mondiale doivent tant.

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