This blog is about my birding exploits, which mainly take place in the Weymouth/Portland area, in Dorset. Will also include stuff from elsewhere, plus some other critters too. Hope you enjoy. All photographs are © Brett Spencer, unless indicated otherwise. The above image is of a Siberian Rubythroat, taken in Holland in 2016.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Short-toed Eagle At Morden Bog

Much better views today and slightly better record shots.







Note the moult contrast in the primaries. Outer and innermost primaries fresh.

The ragged trailing edge to the wings would seem to age this bird as an adult, but the pale head and underparts show that it is not fully mature and with the moult contrast in the primaries, with fresh outer and innermost primaries being fresh, it can be aged as a 3rd-calender year, so in it's second plumage.

Note how Kite-like it appears here




A quality bird.

And while we were there, a Cuckoo flew over our heads.



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