Portugal Wildlife

Breeding Season 2023: A blog of interesting breeding activity during the year.

A gallery of photographs of recent breeding events.


Small Redeyes egg-laying ; Little Grebes with chicks riding on adult's back ;

Female Gadwall with 10 ducklings ; Dainty Bluets egg-laying ; Goblet-marked Damselflies mating ; Pair of Redveined Darters flying in tandem (mating) ;

Little Grebe chasing away intruder Grebe and on Nest.

Pair of Eurasian Buzzards performing aerial breeding display.

Female Common Linnet gathering nesting material from edge of Windmill Pond ; Little Grebes - One on nest and the other in the water, Windmioll Pond ;

Little Grebe on Windmill Pond - looking to nest ; Cork Grove Barn Owls mating ; Cork Grove pair of Barn Owls ; Windmill pair of Barn Owls

Cork Grove Barn Owl Nestbox; Young Wild Boar - a piglet less than 10 months old ; Stripy Wild Boar piglet ; Corn Bunting singing from the ground.


In November 2022 A pair of Common Barn Owls moved into a nestbox outside our office.

This is very early suggesting inexperienced birds. And in December 2022 another pair of Common Barn Owls moved into the nestbox in our Cork Oak Grove.



Previous Years Breeding Seasons:

Breeding Season 2022

Breeding Season 2021

Breeding Season 2020

Breeding Season 2019

Barn Owl Nest Cam 2019 i

Breeding Season 2018

Breeding Season 2017

Breeding Season 2016

Nest Cam 2016

Breeding Season 2015


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