Monday, 20 March 2017

Lesser Spotted Eagle

Adult types

Weak hand compared to GSE and SE with short primaries especially rounded p4. 

Hand often narrow like the arm, lacking the bulging hand of GSE

A broad winged stocky bodied individual presumably female. Short rounded p4.

Same bird as pale individual below.

Presumably 3rd cy based on the fresh outer and inner primaries. 

2nd cy - new inner primaries and two new secondaries.

2nd cy - an individual with extremely white uppertail coverts and rump? Nothing looked wrong on the underwing for LSE with barring present to the tips of secondaries. Nape pale and bill/head weak. Also shape looked normal with narrow wings.