Possibly the start of a new series on wader identification.
There was a sense of palpable excitement when we realised they were!
They seem to be far more common these days in the Algarve
There are numerous salterns along the coastline of the east Algarve, a perfect place for observing migrating birds.
and a challenge for you the reader!
I suspect it was hunting grasshoppers or maybe even mice.
A haven for birdlife and birders alike, hence our repeat visits.