Beguiled by Algarve birdlife

John Shelley finds feathered-friends exotic and familiar while on a family holiday to Portugal

Portugal’s Algarve: Sun, sea and a bird paradise

REEDS sway beside a path illuminated by the early evening sun. Suddenly a brown bird with outsized neck and chopstick-thin legs explodes upwards on clapping wings before dropping back to settle on a convenient reed stem. My companion and I can’t help ourselves. “Little Bittern,” we chorus excitedly. Luckily the bird remains undisturbed so we […]