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


Tavira


Salgado

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.