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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...

A touch of exotic: common waxbills

Due to its close proximity to Africa, Portugal has several exotic species that you wouldn’t expect to see in Europe and the common waxbill...

Mantises of Portugal

The mantis, an insect having over 2,400 different species, is often seen although only two species are commonly found in Portugal. They are often...

Busy springtime

Springtime is in full swing and many bird species are already in action, with some already raising young. First, I want to introduce “Bluey and...

Close encounters of the otter kind

The Eurasian otter is often overlooked as a species in the Algarve due to their shy nature and of course their mainly nocturnal habits....