Waterbirds of Portugal


The flamingoes and egret are on the lagoon in Aveiro. Despite appearances, the boat in the bottom picture is not one of the famous moliceiros or seaweed-gathering boats of Aveiro, but was at Alcochete, a fishing village on the south bank of the Tejo; a group of foraging spoonbills is passing it. These boats are traditional here, and I believe they are connected with the Aveiro boats.

Actually, if I want to see egrets, I can just look out the back of the apartment: there are usually between five and thirty on the grassy slope there.


About Peter Cameron

I count all the things that need to be counted.
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