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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Hirundine Headaches


You’d have thought by now I would automatically know what I am looking at but unfortunately I still stumble over whether it is a Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin or a Swift – the latter of course isn’t even a Hirundine. The problem of course is that usually you see these birds as they swoop […]

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