David Rayner Photography | S Portugal wildlife 2016-10

SOUTHERN P0RTUGAL WILDLIFE – October 2016
It would appear that one of the beneficial effects of a warm Portuguese Autumn is that birds as well as other animals and insects remain/survive somewhat longer than normal. For example this year it seemed that there were many more butterflies and dragonflies about.
Unfortunately it was not possible to spend much time on ‘wildlife’ and this gallery does not contain much. Hopefully further explanation of what is contained herewith will not be necessary.
As to the future, it would be interesting to dig out some of the wildlife photographs I have taken in the past and, perhaps, to develop some sort of ongoing record of non-bird wildlife found in Southern Portugal - particularly in the Algarve and Alentejo Regions. This could be a considerable exercise as we have made 30 or more trips to Portugal in the last ten years although some work has been done on butterflies and dragonflies.

Butterfly, Monarch 1

Butterfly, Monarch 1

Dragonfly, Broad Scarlet 1

Dragonfly, Broad Scarlet 1

Dragonfly, Lesser Emperor 1

Dragonfly, Lesser Emperor 1

Dragonfly, Lesser Emperor 2

Dragonfly, Lesser Emperor 2

Dragonfly, Migrant Hawker 1

Dragonfly, Migrant Hawker 1

Dragonfly, Migrant Hawker 2

Dragonfly, Migrant Hawker 2

Dragonfly, Migrant Hawker 3

Dragonfly, Migrant Hawker 3

Red&Fallow Deer 01

Red&Fallow Deer 01

Red&Fallow Deer 02

Red&Fallow Deer 02

Red&Fallow Deer 03

Red&Fallow Deer 03

Red&Fallow Deer 04

Red&Fallow Deer 04

Red&Fallow Deer 05

Red&Fallow Deer 05

Red&Fallow Deer 06

Red&Fallow Deer 06

Red&Fallow Deer 07

Red&Fallow Deer 07

Red&Fallow Deer 08

Red&Fallow Deer 08

Red&Fallow Deer 09

Red&Fallow Deer 09

Red&Fallow Deer 10

Red&Fallow Deer 10

Red&Fallow Deer 11

Red&Fallow Deer 11

Red&Fallow Deer 12

Red&Fallow Deer 12

Red&Fallow Deer 13

Red&Fallow Deer 13