|A female at Ponta do Pargo on 1st May 2008. In all
there was four birds (2 females and 2 males) at the site.
|One of the females at Ponta do Pargo on
2nd May 2008.
|There are three unconfirmed
records of Red-footed Falcon in Madeira and this is the (fourth) only
documented one. This female was present at the western tip Ponta do
Pargo on 16th June 2003. Photos: John
Here a short story by John: "The Red-footed Falcon was a great
bird, but I did not find it. An English birder told me it was there
about a week before I saw it. At the time I assumed he had mistaken
a local reddish-coloured Kestrel for a Red-foot, so when I visited
Ponta do Pargo I was amazed to see it there on the wires near the
lighthouse. It gave very good views, and even came on to the road
about 5m in front of me to pick up grasshoppers that I scared out
of the grass! I think it stayed for some time. The local birders seemed
to know of it already and I think it is already documented."
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