Right next to the campsite is a nature reserve (saltmarshes), Ria Formosa; it’s absolutely full of different birds. We turned a corner and there was a flock of .......................
Real wild Flamingos!!
We didn’t realise they were indigenous to Portugal. There were also spoonbills which Brett tried to take a picture of but they wouldn’t stand still (too busy trying to catch fish). There’s one of the only fresh water ponds in the Algarve (all the other one dry up) there, it had a hide, so you could watch the birds – it was a ‘twitchers’ dream. In fact we’re going back tomorrow with our binoculars and my super duper camera.
Today we heard our first cuckoo, we’ve been seeing swallows for weeks - so summer has officially started (here anyway!).