Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Wetland Views in Alvor.

On our daily excursions to the Wetlands of Alvor, we pass fields with horses, that seem to thrive in this wild environment. There are some small holdings, and a few houses which are usually well hidden behind tall trees and other vegetation, with only their roofs and chimneys on view. It's a quiet place with only the occasional walker or cyclist traveling these dirt roads, but whenever our paths cross, as fellow lovers of the outdoors, we say a friendly hello.  Sharing a few photos of the things we see as we make our way to the water.



 


 

The Zitting Cisticola
 

Although the Zitting Cisticola is not rare in the Algarve, it is uncommon in the north of Portugal, and absent from most of europe.
 

Do you see the tiny Cattle Egrets!
 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 



 


 


 


 
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47 comments:

Stuart Price said...

Is the small brown bird a Zitting Cisticola?

Russell Jenkins said...

Wow! Some breathtaking pictures for me. What a wonderful place.

Michelle said...

What a great series of country scenes. Those horses are gorgeous.

Sandra said...

the perfect place to hike or wander or run or walk. so much beauty out there. I love number 8 photo of the horse and that sweet little bird is so cute. i would love to walk with or without camera on that road and see what you see. i like the house tucked back among the brush and would like to live in one like that

Christine said...

A wonderfully peaceful air seems to pervade this little corner of Alvor!
The horses are so beautiful and those are great shots of the birds!
Enjoy your week!

La Biosfera de Lola said...

Me paso a saludarte y te comento que me encantan tus fotos, siempre me encuentro cosas interesantes y bonitas. Muchas gracias. Besos.

Teresa said...

Es un paseo precioso. Besitos.

Debbie said...

gorgeous landscapes, such pretty hoses basking in the sun!! the dark one is stunning!!

your bird captures are beautiful, so crisp and clear. i wonder why they always perch behind a branch. they always do that at my house when they are here. they bird on the wire was a favorite, with all those pretty wild grasses!!!

Len said...

Your pics bring back so many memories and, yes, I spotted the cattle egret.

David Gascoigne said...

The horses are quite magnificent and thanks for a glimpse of this wetland which seems like “my kind of place.” I can see why you like to go there often.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Beautiful pictures! One thing I have learnt about wild horses is that before you go near them, you should take a deep breath and hold it. Hope these weren't that smelly..

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Lovely captures. Made me wish I was on the trail.

Bob Bushell said...

Sonia, you have a wonderful life down in Portugal, so many things to photos.

Mike Attwood said...

Hi Sonjia, I noticed that you had thirteen comments, thats unlucky for some so I thought I would make it fourteen with a nice comment.
Lovely pictures as always,lovely place, take care, best wishes, Mike.

The Furry Gnome said...

Nice selection of pictures

Jeevan said...

You captured really wonderful photos from that region and I too love to take those back or mud roads! The wetlands seem to be dry this time and hope the horses and birds get enough forage.

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures of birds and horse!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Ohhhh, I could so walk along each time! Beautiful, serene, and invigorating at the same time!

A Colorful World said...

Beautiful views of a lovely place! I just love the horses!

Missy George said...

Lovely pictures..Loved the wild horses and the birds..Pretty rural Landscape..

Betty Crow said...

This looks like a great place to visit. I'm partial to horses. I'm always stopping to take pictures of them. Nice bird shots, too. Happy Wednesday!

NatureFootstep said...

such a gret place to enjoy nature and land. Beautiful hoses and love the little bird. Seem to be one of those that loves reed. :)

Nancy Chan said...

I enjoy the things that you see in your excursions! This is a beautiful place!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such a beautiful place -- I love all of the birds (those familiar to me... like the cattle egrets) and those I've never seen).

messymimi said...

Beautiful!!!

Gosia k said...

allyour photos are great my favourite is the one wityh horses and palm tree

Sharon Wagner said...

Such pretty shots! I love the bird in the dried brown grasses.

Sami Niilola said...

Hi. I like a lot that beautiful little bird.

Greetings.

A Casa Madeira said...

Imagens super interessantes.

hmuxo said...

Beautiful photos Sonjia! You always capture those amazing scenes....

Terri said...

What beautiful scenery -love the horses.

matti juhani niilola said...

Hi. Horses are beautiful but my favourite is little bird. Birds are amazing.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I would love to take a walk at this place. Beautiful horses and lovely birds, all great sightings. Your photos are wonderful. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Lea said...

Sweet birds, and I love seeing the horses, too!
Have a wonderful week-end!

Tom said...

...what a lovely spot, just my kind of country. Thanks for showing me around, let's do it again.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful series of nature's gems of all sorts ~ Excellent photography!

Happy Weekend to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What glorious views - love love love the horses.

Phil Slade said...

Hello Sonjia. i must say that Alvor looks absolutly beautiful with those blue skies and all that peace and quiet. I am quite envious of your pictures of Cisticolas. We see then and hear every year in Menorca but all they ever do is dive into the grass and sedges and I've yet to photograph one. That looks very much like a Whinchat on the fence?

Giga said...

In a beautiful place you were and you had something to admire, and me too. Thank you and best regards.

Felicia said...

sweet little birds. beautiful place for a walk.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Breathtaking; Oh, I could see wonderful nature from your country again♡♡♡ Cisticola is a Lovely Bird and horses with Egrets: I wish I could take a walk with your nature(*^.^*)

Have a wonderful Sunday and sorry for my belated comment.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Beautiful place to visit. Lovely photos

Ela said...

Such a beautiful place !! I also admire your views !!
Thank for sharing these gorgeous photos !!
Happy new week !

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

What a beautiful place! Really enjoyed seeing all of your wonderful photos. Hope you have a fantastic Sunday!

krishna said...

Lovely pictures of nature..

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Stewart M said...

Nice. We have Golden-Headed Cisticolas in Australia!

Cisticola

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You put together such a great post...made us feel like we were going on a hike with you! Beautiful photos of the birds and horses, too! Enjoy your week. Hugs, Diane

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