Early morning, beginning of November. The drought seems endless. It has rained very little since last April. At the Monte, the largest group of little bustard we saw reached a total of 10 individuals, which is not much. And we saw one or two black-bellied sandgrouse flying from time to time above us. Together with Shlomi, we decide to go and have a look at the Matineiros-Maria Afonso steppe area, the best one for steppe birds in the farm's vicinity. Numbers were small compared to last year. Yet, in the end, we were happy to spot two small groups of little bustards and around 10 sandgrouses. The birds pics are by Shlomi.