(Eurasian) Hobby (Falco subbuteo)

A fast moving and extremely aerobatic falcon with swept back wings that feeds on birds and insects caught and sometimes eaten on the wing. Hobbys are migratory, arriving in Portugal during early April and leaving in September. Its presence can sometimes be inferred by the behaviour of Martins, Swallows and Swifts as these species have a terror of Hobbys as one of their most efficient predators. I have found them more often in the past near marshes with nearby tall trees as this gives them both an abundance of food and nesting capabilities.

Birding in Portugal

Quinta do Barranco da Estrada
7665-880 Santa Clara a Velha
Portugal

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