Too much grey, past few days

Despite the grey skies though it has been great fun strolling around Olhao’s saltpans the last few days because of the large flock of Flamingos. Not unusual for small groups to be here, but to our delight there have been 60 plus recently. I know not up to the hundreds or thousands you might see […]

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Phoenicopterus

They may not be the pinkest of Flamingoes but their greek name – Phoenicopterus – is accurate in calling them scarlet-winged. Just look at the adult in flight. As their common name suggests they are the largest and most widespread of all the Flamingoes. They are also the ones you see here in the Algarve, […]

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Christmas Day Birdies

This morning after breakfast we went for a stroll with what seemed like most of Faro at Ludo and Lagoa de São Lourenço. It is a favourite weekend haunt for joggers, cyclists and families in this part of the east Algarve, and as we discovered this morning also on Christmas Day. There were however very few […]

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