Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Boxing Day Eagles at El Hondo

Only a quick post today as things are still a bit manic with family visiting and all the usual Holiday period goings on! We went out for a walk on the Southern side of El Hondo on Boxing day and couldn't believe our luck as Tonn, Not Tonn (the other 3rd year bird) and an adult Greater Spotted Eagle patrolled the skies at the same time! As well as the usual species seen here we also recorded of note; Moustached Warbler (6), Marbled Teal (5), White-headed Duck (7) and 34 Common Crane.

Interestingly, there also appears to have been a large arrival of Chiffchaff, Stone Chat and Reed Bunting, this could be due to the extreame weather in Northern Europe. Large finch flocks continue to be present on the Vistabella Road, mainly consisting of Serin (see below) and an unusually high number of Crag Martin were also on site today (below). Please click on any of the below images to make them bigger.

Greater Spotted Eagle

Greater Spotted Eagle (Not Tonn)
Greater Spotted Eagle (Not Tonn)

Greater Spotted Eagle (Tonn, note satellite tag)

Greater Spotted Eagle (Tonn fighting with a Marsh Harrier)

Greater Spotted Eagle Tonn (note satellite tag)


Crag Martin

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