Tour de France - Birding opportunities

To: Dam Lamb <>
Subject: Tour de France - Birding opportunities
From: Trevor Hampel <>
Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2006 15:21:21 +0930

Dam Lamb wrote:
       Yep, the stork shot was great.Despite the doping scandels, it remains
for me the most exciting annual sporting event, much more engaging than
what's currently happening next door. Go Cadel.
I'm hoping Phil can get a shot of a Red Hawk in the Pyrennes.

I too enjoy watching the Tour - the contest is so much more exciting than the funny little round ball thing. Another reason for watching is to see the beautiful countryside and urban architecture of France. Haven't been there but would love to wander the back roads of France when there are no mad cyclist hoards following the race. It's probably the only way I'll ever get to see France.

About the birds shown during the race - they showed close up shots of a raptor during the first stage. Commentator Phil didn't mention the bird. Wonder what it was?

Trevor Hampel
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South Australia

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