Yes, it may only be mid-January, however, this is the time everything starts coming to life in the Algarve, particularly here in the hills.
The first sign of spring is the European Serins singing and a large flock (at least 50) have arrived here at the Quinta.
I took a wander around the garden this afternoon to grab some reference shots of both the female and male. They are very similar except the male has much more yellow on his breast and head.
As you may have noticed, there has been a lack of wildlife shots and posts recently as I have been busy with other projects, however, I will be making some time to get out an about in the next week. Firstly, I will be working out a way to get up close and personal with these tiny birds, but for now, here’s two shots showing the difference between the sexes.
Here is the female….
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