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Ricky Owen
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« on: February 06, 2015, 07:12:38 pm »

This bird (pic attached) was on a pylon by the farm at La Janda on 1-2-2015 tried to get closer but the jackdaws drove it away  , we also saw another raptor on the dirt track to Facinas which had white spots towards the tip of its wings (upper part ),too far away for photo. Thought it might have been the lesser spotted eagle that ive read about on forums.

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 07:19:06 pm »

Hi Ricky
My first thought was Spanish Imperial Eagle......white on 'shoulders' just visible, but not sure now as the head colour looks too brown. Tricky getting an ID from a distant photo! Anyone else got any ideas?
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2015, 09:33:36 pm »

Thanks for having a look Paul , i was thinking along the same lines as you but thought the bird was too light in colour .

Ricky
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 03:38:28 pm »

Hi Rick
         Could be a young Bonelli's ?
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2015, 06:17:49 pm »

Thanks Franky

Bonelli's eagle never entered my head as i thought the bird to be to big and wrong colour , but as you have said young Bonelli's are browner.Must get closer next time
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2015, 08:59:01 pm »

Must admit I didn't think about Bonelli's, either! You could be right, Franky. A bit difficult to judge the size exactly but looks a better fit for Bonelli's; and the colouration is good for an Imm.
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