Spring has definitely arrived

The north wind may be incredibly cold but it is Spring. How do I know? Well just look what we spotted a few minutes ago whilst walking to and around the salt pans. First the House Martins (Andorinho-dos-beirais) Then the Swallows (Andorinha-das-chaminés) with the odd House Martin there too!

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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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Spring is just around the corner

Over the past few afternoons and evenings it has felt like Spring has almost arrived. The Spring flowers are beginning to appear, the bats and Swallows are out in the evenings and locals and tourists alike are enjoying the sunset strolls. A few of you will have spotted I didn’t mention mornings in my opening […]

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Lua cheia

We didn’t know which way to look this evening, with a glorious sunset in the West and the moon rising in the East.

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