Tavira, our base in the Eastern Algarve, is one of the few places where Pallid Swifts have been reported nesting in palm trees. This is not new behaviour but it does seem to be unusual. We have tried photographing them in previous years and we had an hour with them again yesterday. The trees are right in the centre of the town, close to the old market. The speed at which they come and go makes counting them very difficult but maybe as many as 50 pairs could be present.
2 weeks ago