Spot the bird, aires

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by Reallyretired, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Reallyretired

    Reallyretired Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,706
    Likes Received:
    3,211
    Location:
    Eastbourne East Sussex
    In our very limited trip owing to fridge disaster we stopped at some aires.
    First one was Bergues which was packed, around 60 vans mainly French and German, perhaps on their way to UK as it is close to channel ports.

    Then went to Bleharis (which is just in Belgium) photo attached, which has room for 20 vans but we were all alone there. While there took a pic of this diving bird, which spent most of its time under water, hence not very good pic. Anyone know what it is?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. maz

    maz Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,516
    Likes Received:
    2,157
    Location:
    Out there somewhere
    Great Crested Grebe :Smile:
     
  3. BobProperty

    BobProperty Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Stockport
    Great Crested Grebe I think but I'm not a twitcher so don't bet on it.
     
  4. rainbow chasers

    rainbow chasers Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    3,747
    Likes Received:
    1,720
    Location:
    Mid Cornwall
    I agrebe...sorry! :getmecoat:
     
  5. lugnutt

    lugnutt Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    454
    Location:
    wednesbury.westmidlands
    a grebe, a fishermans nightmare they can kill 50 fish a day they can propell as fast as a fish under water. What with them and cormerants it's a wonder we have any fish left:Sad:
     
  6. EJB

    EJB Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Suffolk (by choice)
    Grebe sorted....where is Bleharis.... Please??
     
  7. wivvy's dad

    wivvy's dad Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Messages:
    3,218
    Likes Received:
    1,807
    Location:
    48.066895,12.862673
    Just in Belgium


























    I'll get me coat
     
  8. sedge

    sedge Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    4,501
    Likes Received:
    3,859
    Location:
    Nr Jct 3 M6
    Just below (south of) Mons, to the left of the N507. BlehariEs.
     
  9. EJB

    EJB Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Suffolk (by choice)
    Thanks for that:Smile:
    We always stay at the Stellplatz in Nieuwpoort.
    Will check Bleharies.
     
  10. sedge

    sedge Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    4,501
    Likes Received:
    3,859
    Location:
    Nr Jct 3 M6
    Excellent EJB only don't look for it from my directions abovewhatever you do, cos you'll never find it, cos it's South of Tournai, not Mons! sorry! Ooops.

    I would have thought looking at the map with my reading glasses on (if you believe I didn't have em on before that's fine) and from the photo, the aire must be to the right of the 507, cos that's where the river is?
     
  11. Reallyretired

    Reallyretired Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,706
    Likes Received:
    3,211
    Location:
    Eastbourne East Sussex
    If anyone is thinking of going there I should inform you that there are no dump facilities there. In fact there isn't much there at all apart from a pleasant place to park right by the river which is quite a busy commercial waterway but very quiet at night . There is a friterie right behind the motorhome parking and a baker and butcher adjacent on the riverside. The village is very small though, so handy for an overnight stop but not really a place to visit.
     
Loading...

Share This Page