Saturday 7 April. A time of the year, when many migratory birds arrive from Africa in Portugal.
After yesterday, our first full day in the Algarve, Portugal, in Tavira town.
This is a video about birds near Tavira.
In the town, in the morning, a blackbird singing, like yesterday evening.
A barn swallow, singing on a wire.
Black-winged stilts in one of many saltpans just outside town.
A goldfinch on a shrub on a parking lot.
A Kentish plover on a small dike between salt pans.
A redshank and a dunlin, together in a salt pan.
A zitting cisticola, flying, singing its monotonous song.
Scores of flamingos flying.
Five bee-eaters on a wire.
A house martin flying.
In an orchard, greenfinch song.
A hoopoe. A great tit.
A Cetti’s warbler sings.
Near a small pool, collared dove. Dunlin and little ringed plover in the shallow water.
A male and a female mallard.
A Sardinian warbler on a bush.
A group of dunlins on a mudflat. A few of them have already signs of their black-bellied summer plumage. A grey plover.
A female eider duck.
In the next salt pan, scores of flamingos, and some avocets.
A little egret.
As we walk back, a sanderling near an avocet.
Behind them, on a dyke, a yellow wagtail.
More photos of today will be published later on this blog.