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Old Sunday 29th April 2012, 18:10   #1
Martin Bell
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Monte Gordo, Algarve, Portugal. April 23 – 29, 2012

I’m just finishing a week long trip to Monte Gordo, Portugal. The primary reason for the visit was as a warm weather training camp for some athletes I coach. This meant any birding had to be done between training sessions – and that usually meant between 10 am and 4 pm, as the athletes trained early mornings and evenings. It was however very pleasant to be timing athletes training along the trials with Turtle Doves purring in the background and a male Monty’s Harrier, or Bee-eaters drifting overhead! I birded (sans scope) mainly around the wood between Monte Gordo and St Antonio, or cycled over to the Castro Marin (CM) salt pans. I dipped on Little Bustard twice – they had been seen earlier both days I tried for them!

Species list
Red-legged Partridge
Mallard
Gadwall
Marbled duck
Pochard
Red-crested Pochard
Shelduck
Little Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Great crested Grebe
Northern Gannet
Great Cormorant
Cattle Egret
Little Egret
Gray Heron
Purple Heron
Eurasian Spoonbill
White Stork
Greater Flamingo
Glossy Ibis
Common Buzzard
Black kite
Marsh Harrier
Montague’s Harrier
Lesser Kestrel
Moorhen
Coot
Purple Swamphen
Avocet
Black-winged Stilt
Stone Curlew
Collared Pratincole
Ringed Plover
Kentish Plover
Grey Plover
Knot
Sanderling
Dunlin
Curlew Sandpiper
Little Stint
Turnstone
Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
Redshank
Spotted Redshank
Greenshank
Ruff
Black-tailed Godwit
Whimbrel
Black-headed Gull
Slender-billed Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Sandwich Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Little Tern
Woodpigeon
Collared Dove
Turtle Dove
Cuckoo
Common Swift
Pallid Swift
Hoopoe
Eurasian Bee-eater
Green Woodpecker (sharpi)
Crested Lark
Greater Short-toed Lark
Crag Martin
Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow
House Martin
White Wagtail
Yellow (Iberian) Wagtail
Nightingale
Northern Wheatear
Western Black-eared Wheatear
Stonechat
Mistle Thrush
Blackbird
Blackcap
Sardinian Warbler
Cetti’s Warbler
Zitting Cisticola
Great Tit
Crested Tit
Short-toed Treecreeper
Southern Gray shrike
Woodchat Shrike
Iberian (Azure-winged) Magpie
Eurasian Magpie
Common Raven
Spotless Starling
Golden Oriole
House Sparrow
Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Serin
Corn Bunting
Common Waxbill
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Old Sunday 29th April 2012, 18:41   #2
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No Rough legged Buzzards then?
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Old Sunday 29th April 2012, 19:40   #3
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No Rough legged Buzzards then?
That's below the belt Mr Gaze, I just can't believe you would say that. Just because he won't put you in his suitcase.
Nice list though Martin and welcome back to the nice weather.
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