Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Cormorants in Ferragudo 1

The fishermen were hauling in their nets on the quay in Ferragudo, which attracted the many Cormorants waiting for scraps on nearby boats. Some Cormorants began to swim with the gulls, in the direction of the larger fishing boats, as I managed to get these shots.  I saw quite a number of them whilst on holiday, both by the shore, and in the wetlands, but this was the nearest I came to seeing how long in the body they really are at close range..


The race to the large boat.
 

You can see the length here.
 


 


 

Who couldn't love a face like this!:)
 


 


 

AWW!!
 

And you can see it's long body here.
 

You can see it's long rounded tail here.
 
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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Victor with the Spoils.

Taking a walk along the shore, I saw a squabble taking place between a gull and a Heron but wasn't quite quick enough to get the action shot of the Heron stealing a fish from the gull, but did manage to photograph the victor with the spoils.


On the bottom right hand corner, you can see the Gull's shadow as he flies away
 

Head first, as always!
 

The Heron will swallow the fish whole....
 

tilting his head, to do so.
 

There it goes!!
 

You can actually see the fish going down.
 

It was an easy steal for the Heron.
 

He just stood there for a while, digesting his meal I guess, and ...
 

looking out to sea...
 

Satisfied with his cheeky snatch.
 
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Monday, 8 January 2018

A Seagull in Ferragudo

Hello Everyone! I do hope you all had a Happy Christmas, and enjoyed your New Year's celebrations. We stayed much longer in the Algarve than we had planned, ...but had a brilliant time, and only returned in December. Now that the festivities are over, I'm ready to share some photos taken on our holiday, and start visiting my blog friends again. I did miss you all,...and thank you most sincerely for leaving such lovely comments on my last post.  I wanted to return to blogging sooner, but it just wasn't possible. I hope that you and your families are all in the best of health, and that 2018 is a good year in every way, for you, and your loved ones.


This contented looking seagull caught my eye one day when we visited the fishing village of Ferragudo,..
 

I could not resist his relaxed composure...
 

this was his place, and it was his for as long as he wanted to take in the view, and feel the warm breeze on his feathers. 
 
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Friday, 8 September 2017

The Old Lighthouse

After this weekend I will be taking a break, as we are going to the Algarve for a couple of months holiday. I have fallen behind with my visits, but will try to visit everyone who made a comment on my last post before we leave.  Happy blogging everyone, but most of all, I hope you are safe wherever you are.



 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Gulls, Garden Flowers and visitors.

In May this year this Yellow Legged Gull was perched on our roof most mornings, but then, I did throw it a few scraps of toast to keep it happy.
Some garden flowers, a lizard, butterflies, a bug, and as many shots as I
could find of the gulls, but unfortunately I didn't take very many this year.



 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 



 


 


 


 


 


 

A FENCE FOR GOSIA'S  MEME "FENCES AROUND THE WORLD"

 
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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Algarve and Stonechats


A family gathering! All these shots were taken from the car window, after a shower.
 

The bird on the post was very vocal. I wonder what all the noise was all about! The other birds tweeted back.
 

Perhaps he was the youngest wanting to be fed! He flew from post to post, tweeting very loudly, but the other birds stayed put.
 

The sky looked like there were more showers to come, only good weather for ducks, not for taking photos.
 

Young female Stonechat.
 

The same vocal youngster. After taking this shot, it did start raining, so reluctantly we went home.

 

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Monarch Butterfly, Goats and White Pigeon.

It's been some time since I have posted a fence or gate, for Gosia's meme Fences Around The World, and I'm not even sure this ever was part of one, but when I saw this unloved discarded frame, that's what I'll call it, I decided to give it some space on my blog. There were other metal scraps dumped in a hole nearby, which I would never have seen, if I hadn't been chasing a Monarch Butterfly, which led me a merry dance through knee high flowers. Some goats, and a pigeon with all white plumage were my next finds.



 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 
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