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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Guernsey Gulls at Quarteira, Faro, Portugal

Another of my favourite places to enjoy gulls on their travels is Quarteira, Faro on the south coast of Portugal. There are gull hot spots at a number of sites along this coastline - pretty much any coastal area with a fishing port is worth a look! However...Quarteira was one of the first places that our Guernsey Lesser Black-backed Gulls were reported from in the autumn and winter of 2008 and 2009. It was Michael Davis, a birder and gull enthusiast from Ireland, who made me aware of Quarteira's potential. Michael is now spending a little more time over the winter in the area, and as a result he is providing a very nice series of observations for the Guernsey projects. His last submissions for October and November involved 50 sightings and included a wonderful batch of photos...which I want to share on the blog...a reminder for Catherine and me of some very happy times spent in the Quarteira area.

"Guernsey" Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Quarteira (c) Michael Davis

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