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The returning colours

It has been a strange month. First, we have our State of Emergency making it difficult for many nature lovers, but also the weather...
Male Conehead Mantis

In your own garden

Due to the current situation many people are choosing to stay at home for much longer periods than usual which prompted me to write...

Springtime!

Officially, springtime doesn’t begin until March 20, however, February seems to be the unofficial start in the Algarve region. You may have noticed the...

Serins: our very own canary, relatively speaking

It may appear strange that last month I wrote about birdlife during winter and this month I’m already discussing springtime. At the time of...
Greater flamingo in flight

Interesting birdlife continues through the winter

The bee-eaters, golden orioles and many of the eagles may be long gone and are enjoying life in the southern hemisphere, but that doesn’t...
The hills are alive with the sounds of … beeps?

The hills are alive with the sounds of … beeps?

We first moved to the Portuguese hills towards the end of the hot summer of 2016. We waited until October before we saw our...

The glossy ibis, no longer a rarity in the Algarve

Just 10 years ago, birdwatchers in the Algarve would have glossy ibis on their tick-off lists as a rare sight, however, fast forward to...

The grand fish catcher

The autumn migration is well underway and as I sit writing this article, a pair of squacco herons fly over to land at a...
Female fiddler crab

Fiddler crabs

Whilst returning to the car after an amazing morning photographing greater flamingos at sunrise (available on my website), I overheard another visitor to Ludo...

The guardians of the river

I have recently published some photographs of a juvenile male Common kingfisher and have been inundated with requests for information on where to view...