Neonita Marie Blanchard
Finally located the familiar noise last night and you'll never believe this it was Neon the duck. She was on her migration from West Africa last March and had stopped off here in the Cognac region to rest and had fallen in love with a French Mallard. They got married and built a home in this orchard. You'll see she's changed her name.
For those who are not familiar with Neon, myself and Steve rescued her from near death in a frozen rock pool a couple of years ago and again I bumped into her once on the Island of Tenerife last year.