Birdwatching at sunset

Nearly six months have passed since we were in Portugal, and it will be at least another two months before we return to a sunset like this. I know there are glorious sunsets in England too, but somehow we always miss them as they are difficult to enjoy from our home and we are rarely out walking at dusk.

All of these photographs were taken on the same evening during our usual circuit of Olhão da Restauração’s saltpans. We had been delayed getting out and so it wasn’t a great walk for birdwatching but it was a fabulous walk for skywatching.

As is often the case it was after the sun had set that the skies turned most spectacular. I took over 60 photographs in less than an hour, I did ponder about sharing them all but in the end I decided it might be best to restrain myself!

This stroll may have been almost a year ago, but looking back at these photographs I can remember it as though it was only yesterday. A big thank you to Bushboy in Australia for inspiring me to look back into my archives. I may be two days late for the Daily Post Orange but I think it is worth it!Sky at 17:46

Author: BeckyB

It had been a good life walking, cooking, photographing, volunteering, blogging, and best of all spending time with MrB, family, & friends. Sadly it no longer is. Suddenly and unexpectedly I have become a widow.

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  1. Oh my! <3 <3 <3 True, the ones after the sunset are particularly stunning. I could see on Twitter there was a tornado in Portugal these days. Are you there now?

    1. Thank you so so much . . . . . and yes there was one last week. We had nipped back to the UK so missed it, but are here now and it is a tad damp this afternoon! No tornado though today thank goodness

  2. Being by the sea helps get that expanse of orange red and clouds too. We shall be in Portugal for New Year. Meanwhile here in Spain the skies are too blue. Certainly miss that when in the U.K. during the winter.

    1. Oh lucky you, we’ve got another two months of UK grey to go – having said that there is blue out there this morning!

    1. Thank you Gilly . . .very envious of you being close to the estuary. I’m hoping when we finally get around to moving to be closer to the sea, and an estuary would be perfect.

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