Friday, January 27, 2017

Birds in Portugal 6

On a drive to the center of Lisbon we stopped at a few towns and regularly came across buildings with lots of mud nests under their roofs. Most House Martins are done raising their young in August, but some could be seen with a 2nd or maybe 3rd batch

House Sparrows sneak in when the original tenants are gone.

Back in Lisbon I noticed these Rose-ringed Parakeets in an abandoned building site
The city parks were crowded with tourists seeking refuge from the heat and there were no birds to speak of

At the same place: 2 Collard Doves

And a juv Black Redstart 

Other very common birds, but a bit unusual for me after all these years on the other side of the globe:
House Sparrow, female and male

White Wagtail

And of course the Blackbird, male

and a young female

Last our neighbors in the harbor, female Mallards

And the tenants of the pond across the road

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