Can report that the juvenile purple heron is still around in the Parque Ambientale. Good sighting and good photos yesterday. He seems to have made his base the western lagoon adjacent to the hide (i.e. furthest away from Vilamoura). He always seems to be in company with a grey heron. Wonder if heŽll over-winter here now?
The ferruginous ducks are still around at the eastern hide, but you have to be lucky to see them due to the reeds.
I see a pale form booted eagle almost every visit.