I forgot the squirrel! How could I do that? It was the best nature sight of the year.
We walked around sparse heath woodland south of Boulogne, in an area called Camiers where we spent most of the time trying to spot woodpeckers.
There in a fir tree was a shadow which became cleared as it came over to look at us. Couldn't believe it was a red, as the chance hadn't crossed our minds. It just sat there, posing at various angles and looking down on us. Eventually, after much photographing, it wandered off into the wood.
And just a few miles from the channel ports, duly marked with an X below, with other worthwhile sites marked with Os.
Do it in 2020 ...... Happy New Year!