Friday, 14 October 2011

Portugal - day 5

Today we headed northeast to Parque de Natureza de Noudar, near Barrancos on the Spanish border.  The park was fantastic; well equipped for visitors and also with accommodation for those who wanted to stay in the area for longer.  It was also, in my opinion, the most breathtaking location we've visited this week as far as scenery goes.

Highlights from the park were varied and included an Otter in the river that marks the border with Spain and hundreds (if not thousands) of Crimson Speckled moths.  The biggest surprise, however, came from the skies with an unexpected White-rumped Swift.

Also at least one Black Vulture.

Crag Martins were extremely common and we also caught up with species such as Rock Sparrow and Cirl Bunting.

Part of the park's "being well equipped for visitors" includes golf buggies, which visitors can take out for the day to explore the trails.  We couldn't resist.

(Almost) sunset on our final full day in Portugal:

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