Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tree Frog

At Frank & Daniela McClintock's place in the Algarve...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Just a few more from Portugal...

Mediterranean Gulls

Cory's Shearwater

Common Tern

Yellow-legged Gull

Short-toed Eagle

Friday, October 14, 2011

Dunlin (digiscoped)

Great Shearwater

One that got away...

Caspian Tern

Violet Dropwing

Please correct me, if this is the wrong species...

Ta to John Wright for the ID

More Black-winged Stilts

Purple Gallinule

Azure-winged Magpies

Red-rumped Swallows

Storm Petrels

Whimbrel, Algarve

Sunday, October 09, 2011

An ugly spider

Anyone know what this chap is (from SW Portugal)? I suspect it may be Argiope lobata.

Avocet reflections

Greater Flamingos



Crested Lark, Salgado (digiscoped)

Cory's Shearwater in evening light

European Storm-petrel off Sagres

That is unless they have split these petrels further, and I'm missing something...

Short-toed Eagle

Luckily, a local birder (originally from the UK) gave us permission to walk 200m over public land to photograph this eagle in south-westernmost Portugal. I'll e-mail him to ask permission to write these words, shortly...
These were the last photographs before the 300mm Canon lens literally fell apart in my hand.