A green escapade in the land of birds in a site classified as a Remarkable Area of Brittany!
Once upon a time, at a certain time of the year, more precisely in February, there was a story of hundreds of migratory birds crossing continents in search of the most perfect of stopovers: the Sougeal Marsh! A tourist getaway nestled in the heart of the Mont-Saint-Michel Bay for these 60 different species. Just like a visiting tourist, they come to take a healthy break, to regain their strength in order to continue their journey, their migration. But why this break? They come here mainly to feed, this stopover can last a few days, or weeks!”
“When appetite goes, everything goes”
As far as I’m concerned, like them I needed this break, a break from home. This little jaunt into known, but almost unknown, territory. Like everyone else, I see the birds in the sky, on the trees, on the roofs of the houses, but during this break, I took the time to observe them, to learn why they come to make their annual break at home.This winter migration, it is the prenuptial migration, it is the aerial romance par excellence. These birds come from the north of Africa to Sweden and even to Siberia. Different destinations, but a common goal, the search for food. Their internal compass leads them, their sense of smell locates them, all this guides them to find the right path! Without forgetting their already increased knowledge of geography and yes these birds learned from their youngest age the coasts, the rivers of the various countries which they cross. Like me, like you… it’s quite funny isn’t it!