With it's many marshes Ile d'Oleron is home to a wealth of birdlife including these lovely Egrets.
The Asinara donkey, is a rare landrace of feral, and consistently albinistic, donkey indigenous to the island of Asinara, which lies off the north-west coast of Sardinia, Italy, in the province of Sassari. Thanks wikipedia!
The moment dolphins go by our villa Aquila Bianca, no matter what time it is everyone crowds out to see! It's a truly special moment and sometimes they pass right in front of the house so they are only a hundred metres away.
The Sardinian (Corsican) red deer is a rare species endemic to the Mediterranean islands of Sardinia and Corsica. W`e hope you are fortunate enough to see one! File:CervoMontevecchio.jpg
Also common in Sardinia and near our other villa Mascaratu are wild boar who in their good natured foraging endeavour to turn your entire garden upside down! Well we try and maintain a peace treaty with them by means of a fence around part of the property.
We will never forget the moment a basking shark went past our villa, not that we saw it, but a helicopter with a news crew flew over and there was a lot of excitement near Porto Pollo. It was in the papers a few days later and we always wondered what it would have looked like up close, probably a little like this!
The two-tailed pasha is common to Sardinia's rugged landscapes. A large butterfly full of colour, it's a treat to see it on a hot summer's day. Thanks to Mario Maier
Why hello there Mr. Tortoise! Tortoises are very common at our rural villa Mascaratu and if you wander through its grounds you just might see one of these little fellas.
Sunset, Rock Formations & Pink Flowers
Spring flowers near Aquila Bianca @ Sunset.
Sunset, rock formations & pink flowers.
Some beautiful Sardinian flowers from next to our villa Aquila Bianca