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A look through the Seasons in 2021 on a Wildlife Reserve in Baixo Alentejo

Gallery of some seasonal highlights on the wildlife reserve. All the photographs are taken on the reserve.

January

Water Pipit walking on iced-up Hide Pond.

Eurasian Woodcock foraging at the Winterbourne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February

Our nesting Common Barn Owls caught a Great Tit - a very unusual item of prey for a Barn Owl.

Viperine Snake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March

Newly emerged Female Western Clubtail - A very early emergence date of 12th March.

Newly emerged Female Western Clubtail.

First Damselfly of the year: Goblet-marked Damselfly.

Male Western Sand Racer in breeding colours.

 

Viperine Snake hunting Eastern Mosquitofish.

Viperine Snake strikes at Eastern Mosquitofish.

 

Little Grebe chasing rival bird. At this time there were four Little Grebes on Windmill Pond. But the dominant breeding pair will not allpow a second pair to nest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April

Viperine Snakes mating.

Viperine Snakes mating.

Adult Moorhen being chased by (out of picture) nesting Little Grebe.

 

Female Gadwall.

 

Famale Gadwall being chased by nesting Little Grebe.

Our European Bee-Eaters are home again !

Common Blue Damselfy on Windmill Pond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

July

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October

 

 

 

 

November

 

 

 

 

December

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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