Posts Tagged ‘birds’


Bye bye blackbird

In Pictures from England on July 6, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged:

Well not quite. I cannot tell a blackbird from a crow, but anyway this specimen of a black member of the avian species was sat squawking above me at the cricket this afternoon. Stayed a couple of minutes, obviously didn’t think much of the game and flew off.

Some sense it had, the game petered out into a no-result draw, so I went down the pub.



Salgados lagoon is very dry 22nd June 2017

In Albufeira,Algarve on June 23, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

As you know, we have had no rain here now for several weeks. As a result, everywhere is dry and mostly brown. Water levels in the bird sanctuary at Salgados are very low. I took these pictures during the afternoon of Thurday 22nd June. Took the bike, got a flat tyre on the way back which pleased me not!

I don’t know whether the breach in the sand is intentional or just the action of the sea. It might have been necessary to drain stagnant water from the lagoon. Certainly, about half of it was almost dry, with the birds and some big fish concentrated down at the other end.

This one is looking towards the Salgados golf course