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209. (P12). Red-rumped Swallow  Cecropis daurica

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Lagoa de São Lourenço          23.09.2017  

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Vilamoura        24.09.2017

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210. (P13). Iberian Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus ibericus

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Vilamoura        24.09.2017

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Vilamoura        24.09.2017

A pretty little bird in the evening sun.

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Galana

Some very unusual birds here. Well done. The Weaver really had me on the edge of my seat.

Nobody has taken up the challenge of the mammal. Not a Mink but "Egyptian" Mongoose.

Did you name the bird in the same shot? It could count!!:o

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@Galana

Thank you for that - it is indeed an Egyptian Mongoose. It is interesting how ones's assumptions impact on what one sees. Mongoose never occured to me because I didn't know you got them in Spain and Portugal!

 

I think the bird is a Yellow Wagtail - there were quite a few of them in this area. I will dig out a better image and post it- but it won't add to the total

(:() as we saw some in Mallorca.

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Galana
6 hours ago, TonyQ said:

I didn't know you got them in Spain and Portugal!

Neither did I until I saw your photo. A quick trip to Wikipedia confirmed my I/D as I have seen them elsewhere if not in Egypt.

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211. (P14). Crested Lark  Galerida cristata

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Lagoa de São Lourenço  23.09.2017 

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Sagres 26.09.2017

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212. (P15). Slender-billed Gull  Chroicocephalus genei        

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Olhao  22.09.2017

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Olhao  22.09.2017

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213. (P16). Spotted Flycatcher  Muscicapa striata

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Quinta de Marim, Olhao 22.09.2017

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Vilamoura 24.09.2017

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Sagres 26.09.2017

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214. (P17). Red-breasted Flycatcher  Ficedula parva  

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Sagres   27.09.2017

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A few duplicates:

(P18). European Pied Flycatcher  Ficedula hypoleuca

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(P19). Garden Warbler  Sylvia borin 

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(P20). Purple Swamp Hen  Porphyrio porphyrio

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(P21). Dunlin  Calidris alpina 

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(P22). Sanderling  Calidris alba

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(P23). Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius

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(P24). Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala

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(P25). Yellow Wagtail  Motacilla flava

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And we found this interesting (there were hundreds of them)

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PeterHG

Beautiful additions, @TonyQ, and some really special ones. The Red-breasted Flycatcher would have been a new one for me, too!

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@PeterHG thank you

@Galana thank you - you are right, it is a Reed Warbler! (doesn't make any difference to numbers:))

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Dave Williams

Some great addition there Tony.

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Thanks Dave..

(P26). Black-winged Stilt   Himantopus himantopus

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(P27). Bar-tailed Godwit   Limosa lapponica

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There were huge numbers of Godwit

(P28). Cattle Egret   Bubulcus ibis

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215. (P29). Curlew Sandpiper  Calidris ferruginea    

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Alvor    28.09.2017

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Alvor    28.09.2017

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216. (P30). Red-billed Chough  Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax 

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Sagres 26.09.2017

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Sagres 26.09.2017

There were about 12 of them - a great sight to see.

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217. (P31). Short-toed Eagle   Circaetus gallicus  

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(Very high EBC) Sagres 27.09.2017

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218. (P32). Northern Goshawk  Accipiter gentilis

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Sagres 27.09.2017

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219. (P33). Melodious Warbler  Hippolais polyglotta

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Vilamoura        24.09.2017

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(P28). Northern Wheatear   Oenanthe oenanthe

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(P28). Zitting Cisticola     Cisticola juncidis

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(P28). Grey Plover   Pluvialis squatarola

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(P28). Great Skua   Catharacta skua

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220. (P38). European Storm Petrel   Hydrobates pelagicus 

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Sagres 27.09.2017

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Sagres 27.09.2017

These were from a boat trip - it was really difficult to take rapidly moving birds from a moving boat!

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221. (P39). Sabine's Gull   Xema sabini 

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Sagres 27.09.2017

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Sagres 27.09.2017

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222. (P40). Great Shearwater   Ardenn gravis   aka Puffinus gravis

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Sagres 27.09.2017

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Sagres 27.09.2017

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That pretty well wraps up the birds from Portugal. One left

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I debated if this was a Lesser Kestrel - pale cheek and indistinct "moustache" but I couldn't convince myself. Unfortunately the claws are hidden as Lesser has white claws. So I went with

 

(P41). Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus       

Sagres 26.09.2017

But I am quite prepared to be wrong:D

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