Sunday, 8 April.
After yesterday, our second full day in Tavira.
This is a video about Ria Formosa Natural Park near Tavira.
The Ria Formosa park is famous for its birdlife.
This morning,near the first salt pan: a crested lark.
A common sandpiper.
Three avocets and two black-winged stilts.
In the orchard, European serin singing.
Collared pigeons on a wire.
Near the small pool, a yellow wagtail. In the water, a dunlin.
A hoopoe calls.
Near the muddy creek, three dunlins and a Kentish plover.
A mixed flock of dunlins and curlew sandpipers.
A collared pratincole, calling.
A spotted redshank, feeding.
A spoonbill, and a little egret.
Near a ruined salt pan building, a pied wagtail.
A yellow-legged gull stands near a creek.
Two slender-billed gulls flying.
Six bee-eaters flying.
A goldfinch sits down on a flowering plant.
A corn bunting on a wire sings.
In the salt pans near Santa Luzia village, two shelducks swim.
Two black-winged stilts mate.
A flock of dunlins and ringed plovers.
On the bank of the sound separating the continent from Tavira island, fiddler crabs.
On a sandbank, oystercatchers.
A little tern hovers. Then, it dive bombs into the salt marsh water and catches a tiny fish.
A male and a female linnet feeding on a thistle.
As we walk back, a greenfinch in the orchard.
An antlion pitfall in the sandy footpath.
Sanderlings and curlew sandpipers in salt pans close to Tavira.