Yay! Great to see this thread starting for another wonderful year.
If it helps this is the translation.
"And again the Ospreys at the top of the small pond next to me ((en vol stationnaire, pêche), probably the same observed mid-December to the same place and end nov on another pond about 10 Kms. individual wintering?)
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Le Rocher / Teste-de-Buch (La) (33)
1 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
[Bernard Laporte LPO]
Only a couple of months to go before the first UK sighting!
06/01 13:31 DEVON : Osprey, Taw Estuary [S]
one reported near Ashford yesterday (05/01 13:00)
I got very excited when I read this - and then I checked the Devon Birds website. It could very well be a pale buzzard.
Thank you for the link Clare. The same thought had crossed my mind as it seemed so unlikely at this time of the year.
It is amazing how varied the markings are on buzzards. No wonder they are often mistaken for osprey!
Today Gironde, red ring on right leg
No doubt about that sighting, Alan. It's always nice to get a photo.
Saturday, January 7th, 2017
Saligue de Castétis (rive droite) / Castétis (64)
Comment :en vol
Gironde Port du Rocher , same bird as yesterday
Sunday, January 8th, 2017
Port du Rocher / Teste-de-Buch (La) (33)
Comment :Le même
One in Charente maritime spotted on a post by Claude Champarnaud on the 10/01/2017 in the commune of "Le Gua" alongside the "Seudre river" photo here http://www.faune-charente-maritime.org/index.php?m_id=54&mid=35232 presumably a wintering bird.