Most waders are difficult to identify in the winter months but not the Oystercatcher.
You may not realise this is a hot spot for birders and twitchers
Invariably they are joined by Egrets when feeding
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.