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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They may not be the pinkest of Flamingoes but their greek name – Phoenicopterus – is accurate in calling them scarlet-winged. Just look at the adult in flight. As their common name suggests they are the largest and most widespread of all the Flamingoes. They are also the ones you see here in the Algarve, […]

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A year ago today

Close up of Flamingoes

Olhão was rather cloudy but fortunately the flamingoes were in the saltpans and brightened up our day. There were two flocks, and unusually one of the flocks allowed us to get quite close. It really is an unmistakable bird but their call could easily be confused for geese! They are much more fun to watch then geese […]

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