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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for investdrinks.org

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

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2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award




Sunday, 16 August 2015

Mulling it over (part 3): a heron @Bunessan


On our way to eat at the Argyll Arms Hotel in Bunessan (an enjoyable meal looking out over the bay as the light got steadily more interesting), we saw this heron just close to the road. Stopping very close to it, the bird seemed not at all concerned: it didn't move when I wound the window down and was able to take several photos before it flew off when CRM got out of the car. 






Had enough of the paparazzi ...

2 comments:

Luc Charlier said...

Herons seem to behave accordingly all over the continent. I had the pleasure of enjoying two boat-trips over canals: one in the Mayenne and Sarthe area, some 20 years ago, and one on the Canal du Midi last year. Herons will let you come as near as 10 feet or so (either by boat or on a bicycle) before taking flight. This being said, I believe I know the very bird you brilliantly immortalized. Its name is "Petit Patapon". Try to call it next time: "Héron, héron, Petit Patapon".

Jim Budd said...

Luc. Possible that this heron (or héron) was a French migrant but I fancy it was a local – so Mac/Mc something is more likely.