Species regularly seen on and around the salinas.
Black-tailed Godwit and Avocets
Over the border to Spain, in the Doñana area.
Nesting White Storks were a lovely sight to see, especially the ones in the following image! It was surprising to see that on some posts/poles they were occupied by 2 or even 3 nests!
(Black-crowned) Night Heron
Glossy Ibises, Cattle Egrets with smaller numbers of Little Egrets, Squacco Herons, Little Bitterns and (Black-crowned) Night Herons. A few Purple Herons were also viewed feeding their young. There were many more trees and shrubs behind and alongside the ones in the images that were almost dripping with the named bird species! Standing room only!
This spectacle was amazing, to see such special birds in such good numbers was very, very special!
Glossy Ibis roost.
Cattle enjoying a drink!
Cattle Egrets enjoying a lift!
Quinta do Lago
Little Grebe chicks!
Views of the Ria Formosa from Cacela Velha.
Colourful fresh fruit and vegetables in the market! Fish stalls with all shapes and sizes of fish plus delicious looking Honey and preserves were popular stalls in the market.
One of the picturesque squares to relax in and watch the world go by whilst eating a cooling ice cream!
This 'Street Artiste' was very good! In his left hand he held (hidden) a tub of bubbles and wand, when anybody gave him a few cents or if he was lucky euros he would blow a few bubbles and then blow a kiss! So funny!
Bits and bobs!
I saw more Collared Doves in Tavira in one week than I have seen of them in a couple of years in the UK!
Ipomea (Morning Glory)
Many fine specimens of this tree were a delight to see!
My final photo is 'The one that got away'!
Can you see what 'got away'?
Thank you for viewing.