I am still waiting for the perfect shot of this bird, but at least we have been incredibly fortunate enough to see Ospreys most years in and around the Ria Formosa. You may recall my previous posts;
- Wise is the cow (& osprey) that lives in the Baixo Guadiana
- Flying in the Wind above the Ria Formosa
- Birds of Prey in the East Algarve
The reason I say we are fortunate is that despite these coastal waters being good feeding grounds, Pandion haliaetus remain critically endangered in Portugal, and are also still on the amber list in the UK. This bird is most likely a passing or wintering migrant.