The-Tank, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

And the reason why we had to go to Lisbon? To pick up our new Birding Car, quickly christened “The Tank”, which, though with two less seats than our previous one, is still air conditioned and being 4 wheel drive will allow us to get to places and thus see birds that few others do – and that’s got to be a bonus! The photo of the Glossy Ibis above is the first fruits of this improvement …. Watch this space for more!