Osprey among the sightings at El Hondo today. Also Tonn the spotted eagle1st January Santa Agueda
Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus)12 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)Spotted Eagle (Tonn) (Aquila clanga)Short Toed Eagle (adult) (Circaetus gallicus)10+ Booted Eagles (Hieraeetus pennatus)30+ Marsh Harriers (Circus aeruginosus)2 Buzzards (Buteo buteo)2 Hoopoes (Upupa epops)Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)
Interesting! An osprey! Winter resident perhaps?
France todayTauziet - Momas / Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Thanks, Alan. Great to see he (?) caught his dinner!
Thank you Alan.
Monday, February 12th, 2018
Vasières du port de Meyran / Gujan-Mestras (33)
1 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Gironde today, don't get too excited as probably overwintering
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
UG 16 Domaine de Certes - Cabanot / Audenge (33)
[Département de La Gironde Espaces Naturels Sensibles]
Thanks for the updates Alan. As you suggest, trying not to get too excited!! Ian
I've recently returned from Gambia and saw a lot of ospreys, I don't want to say dozens but it felt like it, magical. Sadly none had any rings to identify them, one looked like it had a silver coloured ring but just too distant for any of us.
El Hondo10th February Hondo North Gate
My first look made me think that it was, then I looked again & wasn't so sure. Now that you mention it I am now reverting to thinking it is ringed. Ian
To this amateur's eye.... it looks ringed (silver on left leg?) Great photo!
I thought the same Sheila, Ian, Lisa. In fact I think it may have a blue ring on the right leg. I've just downloaded the photo in order to enlarge it and although no clearer I still think it has a Darvic as well as a BTO one.