Saturday, 26 May 2012

Yet another double surprise!

Local patch: just finished to write the latest post about Nightjars, when I heard some BEE-EATERS out of the window. So I jumped out to see and spotted a flock of +20 noisy birds circling over the house and mobbing a Common Buzzard! The flock passed by quite quickly and headed north. While looking at the last birds disappearing over the karstic ridge, a giant beast materialised in my scope. It was a SHORT-TOED EAGLE!! Incredible!
Double score in a few minutes. I love these completely out-of-nowhere unexpected sightings!
Above is a poor pic of the distant ST Eagle