Ancient shipwreck discovery in Portugal

This 24 September 2018 video is called Breaking News – 400-year-old shipwreck found off Portugal.

See also here.


European bee-eaters building their nest

This April 2017 video from Portugal says about itself:

European Bee-Eaters Nest Building

We are lucky to have these stunning birds building new nests on our land near the house in Sao Marcos da Serra in the Algarve.

As you can see, they are not exactly in a rush. It takes around 20 days to complete a nest which is about 1m in length with a chamber at the end for the female to lay 5 to 8 eggs.

European Bee-Eaters are known as Belharuco in Portugal. Captured using the Bushnell NatureView Cam HD Max (Live View).

Balearic shearwater video

This November 2017 video from Portugal says about itself:

The Balearic shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus) is one of the most threatened seabirds in Europe, since it has a relatively small population, which faces serious threats on land (in Balearic Islands, where it breeds) and at sea (where it spends long periods of time, namely along the Portuguese coast).

The Life MarPro project wishes to draw attention to the dramatic situation that this species faces, directly related with fishing and bycatch. A situation that can be prevented if environmental organizations and fishermen work together to find solutions for everyone, and above all for wildlife. Deploying high contrast panels in the fishing nets is one of the measures that is being tested by SPEA, and which has had promising results. Neither seabirds get entangled, where they frequently end up dead, neither fishermen get their gear damaged.

One of the main Life MarPro objectives is to reduce the conflicts between the fishing sector and seabirds/sea mammals.

Lesser spotted woodpecker in Sweden

This video shows a lesser spotted woodpecker in February 2013 in Sweden.

I was privileged to see a couple of these beautiful little birds in Portugal.

Little egret nest in Portugal, video

This 15 April 2017 digiscoped video from Alvor in the Algarve in Portugal shows a little egret nest with three eggs.

Red-rumped swallow video

This is a red-rumped swallow video. I was privileged to see these beautiful birds in Portugal.

Avocets in Portugal

This 13 January 2017 video is about avocets in the Algarve region in Portugal.