7 April 2012.
Yesterday, mainly in the salt pans around Tavira, Algarve, Portugal.
Here are some more bird photos, as I promised.
Beautiful avocets are common around Tavira, though we saw them a bit less than their relatives, black-winged stilts.
Curlew sandpipers are less common than their slightly smaller relatives dunlins and sanderlings. Around Tavira, we saw quite some curlew sandpipers, often in dunlin or sanderling company.
A little ringed plover, which we saw in the same little pool as a dunlin.
This greater flamingo stood apart from a big flock in a salt pan.
European goldfinches are among the most common songbirds around Tavira.