Posted by: alinrhayader | March 25, 2016

A little further afield..

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Monday was spent watching Marsh Harrier, Black Winged Stilt, Red Rumped Swallow,  Osprey, Black Winged Kite, Flamingos, Caspian Tern oh & Wryneck and Great Spotted Cuckoo –  as well as the above Hoopoe.. Sardinian Warbler and Zitting Cisticola were in full voice, the temperature was a very pleasant 19 celcius.

I know it is close to April fool’s day, but I am not even going to try and claim the above for Radnorshire (if only!), as we have just returned from a few days in Lisbon. However, I would like to give a small plug for our fabulous guide Bernardo from Birds and Nature tours Portugal (Site at http://www.birds.pt/ ). He took us out to the fantastic Tagus Estuary and was absolutely brilliant with both myself, Theresa and Isla. We saw 74 species of bird in a few hours – even with a three year old in tow. If anyone has a chance to go Lisbon it is an amazing city with lovely people, great architecture and a huge amount of wildlife on it’s doorstep.

Alas, it looks like winter is returning in Wales after our brief taste of summer – we felt it stepping of the aeroplane yesterday! I can confirm that the Swallows and Martins are not far away though..

 

 

 

 

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  1. Lucky buggers!

  2. Fantastic trip and amazing view of hoopoe amongst others. Would just like to point out our camera is a Sony Cybershot point and shoot with 18.2 megapixels so don’t despair if you don’t have a big lens.

  3. Sounds great!


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