Portugal Wildlife


Recent Sightings 2023 - A blog of interesting sightings in the year.

A gallery of photographs of recent sightings.


Common Waxbills ; Autumn Narcissus - A "Near Threatened" plant in Portugal ; Guernsey Fleabane (Alien) ; Saltmarsh Aster - Invasive Alien ;

Iberian Badger and Iberian Fox at Hide Pond; Iberian Badger and Iberian Fox at Hide Pond ; Garden Dormouse sitting on nesting box ; Meadow Saffron ;

Immature Male Orangewinged Dropwing (Photo by Simon) - A species that has only been recorded in Portugal since 2016; One of Two Eurasian Otters that visited Bulrush Pond ; Egyptian Grasshopper ; Beech Marten :

Two Juvenile Iberian Foxes ; Iberian Foxes sparring; ; Small Redeyes mating ; Rednecked Nightjar ;

Male Redveined Darter ; Small Redeye ; Common Coot ; Male Long Skimmer ;

Broadbodied Chaser at Rocky Pond ; Viperine Snake digesting large meal ; Lesser Emperor (Male) ; Iberian Mongoose ;

Fourspotted Chaser ; Iberian Hare ; European Wildcat ; Goblet-marked Damselflies in tandem ;

Western Clubtail; Lesser Hawkbit ; Green-winged Orchid ; Dainty Bluets mating.

Little Grebe chasing away intruder Grebe ; Sage-leaved Willow ; Common Winter Damsel ; Male Iberian Bluetail.

House Martin ; Male Mallard ; Female Mallard ; Rosemary

Barn Swallow about to bathe in Windmill Pond ; Barn Swallow with all black head ; Barn Swallow with all black head ; Redrumped Swallow.

Female and Male Gadwall in flight ; Female and Male Gadwall in flight ; Barn Swallow rising from Windmill Pond after drinking ; Western Dappled White ;

Eurasian Buzzard ; Black Kite ; Black Kite

Female Common Linnet gathering nesting material from edge of Windmill Pond ; Eurasian Jay ; Female Common Kestrel ; Red Kite :

Beech Marten at Hide Pond ; Hoop Petticoat Narcissus ; Cork Grove Barn Owls mating ; Windmill pair of Common Barn Owls

Iberian Imperial Eagle ; Yellow Milk Vetch ; Little Grebe ; White Stork on Perna Seca River :

Eurasian Hoopoe ; Ducky Dogfennel ; Ducky Dogfennel Path ; Corn Bunting singing from the ground.

Paperwhite Daffodil ; Silvery Gorse ; Male Wild Boar ; Young Wild Boar - a piglet less than 10 months old ;

Three Painted Lady butterflies feeding on Strawberry Tree flowers ; Grey Heron at a full Windmill Pond ; Eurasian Woodcock ; Nettle-leaved Goosefoot :



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Recent Sightings 2022

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