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A Chilly Morning At The Reflection Table

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Over the past couple of weeks, my Reflection Table has started to attract visitors so this morning I was up at sunrise in the hope of appearances from some feathered friends.

It was a cold 2 degrees (Celsius) and whilst that may not sound cold to some of you, for us (now seasoned) Algarvers, it is chilly. The surface of the water had a light covering of ice, so reflections were not possible until this melted, however, the table still attracted some visitors.

First up was a very brief visit from a Male Sardinian Warbler that landed on the perch gave a sort of shake-down before moving on its way. I managed to grab a shot of him shaking his wings and tail before he flew away.

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Male Sardinian Warbler - Toutinegra-de-cabeça-preta - Sylvia melanocephala
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Stonechat At The Reflection Table

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Since building my Reflection Table back in September, I haven’t had much luck with visitors. Yesterday I made a slight change to the layout and as the weather was great this morning I was up early and waited. It’s still not as busy as I’d hoped, but at least a Male European Stonechat decided to visit briefly. There were plenty of birds around the area, so I now hope that it will start being used more often.

This male is almost in his winter colours, in the summertime his head will be a much darker black. There was a slight breeze blowing across the table so the reflection isn’t as sharp as I’d like, but still very happy it is now being visited.

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Male European Stonechat in (almost) Winter Colours - Saxicola rubicola
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