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This definitely not a Big Year, I feel too lazy for that, last year was quite intense and with nearly 4 months of lockdown without beeing able to get out of the municipality there´s no way I would be able to better last year´s count.

 

I also don´t have any real perspectives of travelling so I will do some Big days, or weekends, I´ll go for the sprint instead of the marathon.

 

Yesterday was the first day I went birding this year, I was expecting for a better count but got out one hour later than I should have and finished earlier than expected, I´m out of rithm and got tired, I will be easy to beat yesterday´s count very soon.

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I finally saw one of the big eagles, the rarest of them: Spanish imperial eagle   Bad picture though...

Spent a few days in Northern Alentejo and Serra da Estrela (the highest point of continental Portugal), lots of heat (44º passing by Spanish Extremadura), lots of vultures and other raptors but didn´t

And the last batch   #42 Stonechat   #43 Eurasian hoopoe   #44 Common raven     And the last of the summer migrants   #45 Mon

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At 8:10 I was entering the Lezíria, the most prolific birding hotspot in Portugal, but things were pretty slow, I think I can double yesterdays numbers later in the year.

 

So let´s start the May 1st Big Day count:

 

#1 Cattle egret

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#2 Stonechat

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#3 Eurasian spoonbill

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#4 Yellow wagtail

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I do hope all is well with you @pedro maiaand there is nothing underlying your post.

We are all stuck with this dreadful plague in one form or another so the playing field is the same for us all.

The Tortoise is in Wales, the Hare in Slovenia and I, the other Leopard, am on a rock in the Irish Sea, and have been since last March.

So do cheer up and get out there and photo some birds.

 

AND I see you have got three birds that I have not got.:D

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#5 Zitting cisticola

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#6 Little egret

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#7 Purple heron

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#8 Black-crowned night heron

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Probably the most uncommon bird of the day (although mot a rarity).

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#9 Black kite

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#10 House sparrow

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#11 Black-winged kite

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#12 Common kestrel

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#13 Common linnet

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#14 Western marsh harrier

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#15 Spotless starling

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Pedro, any year can be a Big Year irrespective of the final count. And you have already posted some really nice birds, and some birds I will hardly be able to see ... if not visiting Portugal.

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#16 Corn bunting

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#17 Common house martin

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#18 Common swift

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#19 Yellow-crowned bishop

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#20 White stork

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#21 Black-tailed godwit

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#22 Pied avocet

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