Monday, March 31, 2008

Eastern Imperial Eagle

I mentioned that my friends and I saw several Eastern Imperial Eagles Aquila heliaca at the weekend in eastern Hungary. We visited some regular territories and from a safe distance could see that nests were occupied. If you ever come to Hungary to go birding this is one of the birds you will no doubt want to see (those of you who have already been here will know what I mean). I should mention that the Bird of Prey Group of the Hungarian Ornithological & Nature Conservation Society (MME) have done some great work in protecting and studying this magnificent eagle. This superb photo is by Janos Bagyura of the MME and shows a couple of well-grown chicks in a nest on the Great Plain.

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