We had a great day out yesterday! Lots of sunshine and plenty of birds.
The day’s bird list included two Black Storks, 30-plus White Storks, a Great Egret, more than 300 Common Cranes, a Spanish Imperial Eagle, a Griffon Vulture, numerous Red Kites, 150 or so Great Cormorants and a nice selection of waders that included Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, Dunlin, Ringed Plover and Snipe.
So, where do you think we were? It sounds a bit like Doñana, doesn’t it? But let’s add a few more species to the list: Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Black-bellied Sandgrouse and Bonelli’s Eagle.
Now what do you think?
Yes, that’s right, we were in the Baixo Alentejo. No need to go to Spain when Portugal offers so much!
Roe Deer family, Nene Washes
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