Monday, 10 October 2011

Portugal - day 2

Another brief update after a full day in the field.

We've just got back from a fantastic meal of traditional local food in a local restaurant—typical of all our meals so far on this trip.

A bit of pre-breakfast birding-from-the-balcony produced Azure-winged Magpie, Sardinian Warbler, irbii Long-tailed Tit, and Crag Martins and Red-rumped Swallows mixed in amongst the House Martins.

Highlights from today have been eight Great Bustards (all females), a Black Vulture along with 20 or so Griffon Vultures, immature Bonelli's Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, plenty of Thekla Larks, a Garganey, several Dartford Warblers, Blue Rock Thrush, lots of Iberian Grey Shrikes, and probably other things that I've forgotten to mention.

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