Nov 092017
 
POLL: Should the design and positioning of windfarms be better researched?

A new study has revealed which bird and bat species are most at risk of collision with wind turbines, with birds of prey and migratory birds coming top of the list. This research is the first to take a global view of the problem, and pinpoints some possible solutions to allow birds, bats and wind […]

Jun 142016
 
POLL: Should the Golden Eagle continue to be protected in Norway?

Vigorous debate has erupted in Norway around a potential change in the protection provided to the country’s magnificent Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). A new proposal is due to be voted on in the Norwegian Parliament next week. Norwegian law has protected these and other birds of prey since 1968. The new proposal seeks to reduce […]

Dec 132015
 
POLL: Should wind energy companies face legal action for killing birds?

How do wind energy companies kill protected bald eagles and golden eagles via turbine strikes every year without facing legal repercussions? They have renewable permits issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that exempt them from laws making it illegal to kill the birds. However, the U.S. District Court of Northern California has […]

Apr 132014
 
“The Eagle’s Way” – Book Review

Last season I read “The Last Wolf” by Jim Crumley and spent a little time afterwards reviewing it. His most recent publication came out this year and is very apt for my new position at Mull Eagle Watch on the Isle of Mull. “The Eagle’s Way” is a book focusing on the two eagle species […]

Feb 192014
 
Kungsörn 2014

Då var årets sittning klar, kanske inte den bästa men ändå 3 olika individer av duvhök och en gammal kungsörn (fox) framme så de gick att fotografera det smög också omkring en gammal havsörn men den individen vågade sig inte fram. Vädret var väl lite för klart för de flesta individerna de vågar sig fram […]

Mar 072013
 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos Skelleftea Sweden

I have just got back from Sweden and my workshop on golden eagles. We had a great but exhausting time getting great images of these fantastic birds. There was a male and  female pair, they came to the hide at about 20-25 yards distance giving great opportunities to get some very good images. There were […]

Dec 142012
 
Spanish Steppes – Extremadura Nov 2012, Limosa Holidays

Stephen was at Madrid’s Barajas airport and was all ready and waiting with the minibus parked closely for a quick getaway when the group arrived from London. Travelling through the city and out onto the main road to Badajoz was really quiet…once we cleared Madrid! Birds were seen right from the start with Common Magpies, […]

Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. Once widespread across the Holarctic, it has disappeared from many of the more heavily populated areas. Despite being locally extinct or uncommon, the species is still fairly ubiquitious, […]