I suspect it was hunting grasshoppers or maybe even mice.
A haven for birdlife and birders alike, hence our repeat visits.
Reaching back into my birding archives
One of the largest birds I have ever seen – the Abutre-preto
The Ria Formosa is a lovely place to pause for a minute
Now this is a Christmas favourite for me
It might be common in Portugal in late spring and early summer, but that doesn’t make it easy to find!