Life has raced on and I'm now sitting in an apartment in Los Angeles as I write this blog entry about my short time spent hanging out in the Alentejo Region in Portugal just a few days ago. I certainly consider myself lucky to be able to have such a seemingly jetset lifestyle.
Of course, it couldn't be further from the truth as there is never any time for just simply lounging in the sun. Anyway, ahead of the piece that I will write about my experiences in the Alentejo in a future issue of Bird Watching Magazine, I thought that I would supply you with the list of species that I encountered whilst I was there.
Incidently, I was in Portugal primarily to discuss the distinct possibility of me presenting a film on birding in the region potentially to be funded by the region's tourist boards. Watch this space.
Yellow-legged Gull - looking sideways
TUB - looking up!
A Little Owl - just looking
Some of the birds that I saw:
Great Crested Grebe
Black-crowned Night Heron
Great Spotted Woodpecker (heard)
Iberian Grey Shrike