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Offline Dave

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« on: March 06, 2008, 13:42 PM »
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A very exciting view yesterday of a Golden Eagle. Traveling to our house, in Torre del Bierzo, i saw a large dark bird, obviously a raptor, circling over the A 66 motorway, the giveaway was the white markings below, it was a juvenile, i will be keeping an eye out for it on future journeys.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008, 22:26 PM »
Would it be in dispersion then Dave? Looking for a terrotory/mate? There's some confusion here in the Picos as a pair that have known to be nesting in a particular spot have moved and no-one knows where they are.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008, 10:01 AM »
Hello Lisa

Has one of the missing eagles got a noticeable V shaped gap on its left wing ?

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008, 14:01 PM »
I don't know but they were nesting above Brez/Lon. Out with an expert last month, we watched a female perched on a rock while the male circled around (above Argüebanes) - probably the same pair that perhaps were frightened away from their original nest, I reckon. Any news?
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008, 17:44 PM »
Hi Lisa
That point about dispersion is probably correct, as the area in which we saw the Eagle, was not , in my opinion, Eagle country, it was close to the town of Astorga, the land is arid but with a few hills rather than mountains, mind you it was heading towards monte Teleno, which is part of a fairly rugged but small chain of mountains, it will be interesting if I see it again, although if it is passing through that is unlikely. Still it was a good sighting on a drive that usually only yields a few hundred rooks ,the occasional buzzard, and a few Storks
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2013, 11:28 AM »
 :sign: We had a fantastic sighting of a Golden Eagle yesterday [aguila real], again in this case it was the very distinctive white markings under the wings that was the clincher in identifying it. I now know what I have been trying to photograph for over a year are aguila reals! The one we were watching over the house yesterday was obviously a juvenile, and now I am sure I saw fledglings last year too. We are surrounded by mountains here and there is a profusion of rabbits and hares, so plenty of game for them to live off and rear their young. If I manage to get a decent picture I'll post it, so wish me luck! I can't believe just what a kick this sighting has given me!
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