Now Is A Great Time For A Dogs-In-Nature Shoot

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As we are starting to head towards Springtime here in the Algarve, the angle of the sun is getting higher in the sky which of course will bring the hot climate we all enjoy here. However, this means the amazing light that the low angle of the autumn and winter sun will soon be leaving us behind.

This morning I had a quick photo session with Millie, the craziest of our 3 dogs, although she is still a youngster. If you are interested in your very own “Dogs-In-Nature” Photo Shoot, then please find more information HERE.

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Morning Dog Walk: “Bluey” Is Back

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Last year you may remember I was watching and photographing a pair of Blue Rock Thrushes that were constantly defending a nesting spot in a ruin from very persistent Sparrows who wanted the same spot (although the Sparrows were there first!).

Once breeding time came, the pair disappeared as if the Sparrows got the upper hand.

This morning I spotted Bluey, the male Blue Rock Thrush (only the male is blue, the female is brown). Of course, it could be a different Bluey from last year. I was camera-less this morning but will be grabbing some shots soon. I didn’t see the female but suspect she will be there somewhere.

Here are 2 shots from last year of both the male and female.

Male Blue Rock Thrush - Melro-azul - Monticola solitarius
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Morning Dog Walk: The Esteva Is Flowering!?

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I take a camera along on my Dog Walks to bring you some of the sightings that I see on my morning walks, these photos are rarely going to be great quality as its hard enough keeping an energetic Dog entertained and get close enough to anything. They also help me identify where species are so that I can plan to return.

I haven’t published any Dog Walk Blogs for a while and this is down to the fact that we now have 3 dogs, yes we have another rescued dog called Snowy (photos of him soon), which makes takin a camera a bit difficult, particulary as 2 of them are still being trained.

Anyway, this morning we stumbled across this line flower on one of the Esteva (Gum Rock Rose) plants. This is very strange as they normally flower in April. This is just a single flower but strange nonetheless. Maybe it’s down to lack of rain throughout the year and the sudden wetness has caused it to flower.


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Wally’s Enjoying The Larger River Pools – Plus 10% Xmas Discount Off Dogs-In-Nature Gift Vouchers!

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The river pools are getting larger by the day but even after all the rain there is no sign of the river running anytime soon. However, Wally was enjoying running in an out of one of the larger pools this morning and I was at hand with the camera to capture him.

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I love the way that the early morning sun is catching the water droplets.

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Wally Exiting The River
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Morning Dog Walk: Sheep Poo Mushrooms!

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I take a camera along on my Dog Walks to bring you some of the sightings that I see on my morning walks, these photos are rarely going to be great quality as its hard enough keeping an energetic Dogs entertained and get close enough to anything. They also help me identify where species are so that I can plan to return.

This morning whilst walking along the river bed we noticed some tiny mushrooms/toadstools/fungi (delete as applicable!) growing on closer inspection we noticed that they had sprouted out of sheep poo droppings.

These photos captured on my mobile doesn’t really show the scale, but those droppings are small sheep droppings of about 1cm wide. It just goes to show that a tiny bit of rain kick starts life. I’m not sure what the tiny bug on the right sheep dropping on the 2nd photo is.


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Where’s Wally And Who Is The Lookalike?

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I was asked by 2 followers recently why there hasn’t been any Dog Walk photos recently. For those that don’t know me personally won’t know that Lupi, our 2nd rescue dog was tragically killed a short while ago. As you can imagine, we were devastated and we continue to grieve. However, time moves on and because we originally took Lupi as a companion for Wally we decided to rescue another dog.

Therefore, we now have Millie, as you can see, shes almost a Mini-Wally. She is 5 months old and is another rescued dog. This morning I took a few snaps of her running about.

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Millie Having Fun
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