A Whisp of a Snipe

They may be very common in the north but not so easy to see in the Algarve

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Getting to know one of the Algarve’s exotic residents

If you happen to spend some time in the hide at Quinta do Lago then you will almost certainly get to see this gentleman. He is unmissable in his bright yellow plumage. His Portuguese name is Tecelão-de-cabeça-preta, and we call them Black-Headed Weavers. He is considered an exotic here because, like the parakeets in London, Black-Headed Weavers […]

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There is always one . . . . .

The other day I may have taken some pretty good photographs of Greater Flamingos in flight but I would much have preferred it if they hadn’t taken off. “In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” Robert Lynd 1879-1949 These photographs were the direct result of someone trying to […]

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You’ve got long legs!

Two Black Winged Stilts in flight

This post was suggested by Christy of Verseherder. We were chatting about Stilts, one of my favourite waders and I happened to mention how many photographs I have of them, but then I realised I have hardly shared any of those photographs with you! I’ve posted about them before in Stilts of Olhao, but that was so […]

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