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Portugal: from the mountains to the coast

We were out early to get to the top of the mountains at Foia at dawn.

Portugal Foia Shadows

The early birder casts a long shadow!

Portugal Rock Bunting

We were rewarded with great views of Ring Ouzel, Serin and confiding Rock Buntings

Portugal Foia Radio Masts

Our search for Blue Rock Thrush took us right to the very summit - yes, there's a Blue Rock Thrush in this shot!

Portugal Blue Rock Thrush

OK, here's a closer view!

For a complete change of habitat we drove to the dramatic coast near Cap St Vincent.

Portugal Cap St Vincent

This was a good spot for Black Redstart

Portugal scanning out to sea

Time for some scanning...

Portugal Tel photographing

... and some photography

Portugal birders scanning

In fact, it was amazing the variety of equipment used by our group to search for, photograph, film and generally enjoy the birds!

Portugal Osprey

We watched this Osprey on migration make its weary way inland: phew, made it!

Portugal Chough x 2

Lucky encounter with two Chough just above the cliffs

Portugal lighthouse

There was just time to play the tourist for a short while as we visited the lighthouse at Cap St Vincent on the most southwesterly corner of Europe

Portugal estuary embankment

But we were quickly back to the birding at an estuary not far from the lighthouse

Portugal Dunlin

Good to see some familiar faces here, but the Caspian Terns, Sandwich Terns, Spoonbills and Kentish Plovers probably raised more excitement than this Dunlin!

Plenty more photos from our great trip to Portugal to follow so do check back soon!


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