Friday 13 April.
After yesterday, today is our last morning in Tavira, Portugal.
This video is about nature in the Algarve.
Black-winged stilts and avocets in the salt pans.
Dunlins. A redshank.
Two curlew sandpipers.
A zitting cisticola sings, flying.
A corn bunting sings.
On a salt pan dike, a Kentish plover.
Near the orchard, scores of bee-eaters flying.
Some of them rest on high reed stems.
A Cetti’s warbler sings.
A bit further, a Sardinian warbler sings from a bush.
A crested lark sings while flying.
Then, about seventeen grey plovers on a salt pan dike. Remarkable, as one does not see this species often in big groups. About two of the plovers are already in summer plumage.
A yellow wagtail on top of a bush.
Three white storks flying.
Over fifty flamingos flying.
Later, the flamingos land in various salt pans.
As we walk back, the grey plovers are still on the dike. Scores of avocets, a little tern, Kentish plovers, a ringed plover and dunlins are there as well. The birds keep to the side of the dike where they are most protected against the rather strong wind of today. The photo shows only the grey plovers and avocets.
Birds in Portugal, we won’t forget you.