An early flight from Manchester this morning brought us back to Portugal and we were in Tavira by lunchtime - many thanks to Bevan Craddock and Ray Tipper for getting us to and from the airports.
There has clearly been a lot of rain here during the last few days - puddles everywhere and the promise of some muddy trails when we get out birding tomorrow. The good news is that it is now warm and sunny and if it stays this way it won’t be long before everything dries out.
During what was supposed to be a five-minute walk to the local shop for essential supplies there were enough Pied Flycatchers in evidence that we spent half an hour trying for a photograph - with just limited success.
Our neighbours, Dave and Glenys tell us that while we have been away one of the local Little Owls has taken to sitting on our balcony in the evenings. Probably our return will put an end to that routine because this evening we’ll be out there…