Not every day is a sunny day

But even on grey days there is beauty and colour to behold, and of course Algarvian grey days are nothing like English grey days (thank goodness!!). Yesterday we, as we have on previous grey days for some reason, headed for Marim, a small hamlet east of Olhão. It once was a railway halt, the building […]

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A Spell of Stints

There were no spells when we were in the Algarve earlier this year, or if there were we couldn’t spot them amongst the other waders!  My husband though did manage to spot a couple of Little Stints in late April, and with the exception of the flying one these photographs are his. The collective noun […]

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Black Headed Gull and friends

First thing to be aware of is that the Black-Headed Gull is not considered a ‘sea gull’because it is found commonly almost anywhere inland. The next thing is that it is not really a black-headed bird. The colour is more chocolate-brown – in fact, for much of the year, it has a white head. All most […]

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