Spent the morning at Cabranosa with the guys from SPEA manning the raptor watch-point. Lots of movement of VERY late birds (many hundreds of Griffon Vultures).
Went off-road (VERY off-road) in the Land Rover to look for Dotterel (two reportedly with a huge flock of Golden Plover) but no luck, although I did find the Golden Plover, as well as a remarkable number of Mistle Thrush.
Whilst having my "butty" I realised that there was a Little Bustard (Sisão) about 80 meters away. Window half down and camera at the ready, and slowly repositioned the Land Rover to get the light behind me, and saw a whole flock; I counted 21 on the ground and 28 when they eventually took flight, but spent almost an hour taking shots. I could not get closer than approximately 50 metres, but I have never photgraphed this species before, and this is the largest flock I have seen at Cabo de São Vicente - sheer magic:
Canon 1D Mk3, 500 f/4 + 1.4 TCII