Pandion haliaetus

Osprey - Ok not the best photographs but I really wasn't expecting to see an Osprey in the Algarve at Castro Marim Salt Pans in Portugal. My first ever sighting of this wonderful bird. As I approached slowly it was spooked by two cyclist coming down a dirt track in the opposite direction. Ah well. I got a sighting. This large fish eating bird of prey is a summer visitor to Britain where it rarely breeds. Now breeds in a few lochs in the Scottish highlands. Unmistakable bird. Since seen two birds at Quinta Do Lago salt pans. Watched it pluck a huge mullet from the water.

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