Most waders are difficult to identify in the winter months but not the Oystercatcher.
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.
and a challenge for you the reader!
Whilst Osprey numbers worldwide are rising, they remain critically endangered in Portugal
A wader tale and some #JanuaryLight squares!