Waterbirds of Portugal

Waders

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.

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About Peter Cameron

I count all the things that need to be counted.
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