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Putative Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis at Ávila, Castilla y León, in late January 2013 : 2nd for Spain

Photos: Jesús Rodríguez-Osorio Martín

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Introduction

On 30.1.2013, Jesús Rodríguez-Osorio Martín, a semi-professional nature photographer was finishing his raptor photo-session at Peguerinos, Ávila when at a very late hour the Steppe Eagle arrived. He was completely astonished with the finding but he immediately recognized the species. Photos were obtained on the 30th January between 18:30 and 19:00 hours. Despite light conditions were bad, some shots, four included were taken at 3200 ISO. He quotes the circumstances in Spanish as follows:

Me encontraba finalizando una sesión de fotografía, en la cual esperaba a cualquiera de los carroñeros habituales, cuando a última hora me apareció este elemento: un águila de estepa (Aquila nipalensis), que me dejó completamente de piedra. Estoy bastante versado en aves de presa y reconocí la especie en cuanto la ví. La fotografía está tomada en el término municipal de Peguerinos, en Avila, y fué tomada el día 30-01-2013, entre las seis y media y siete de la tarde. Aunque las condiciones de luz eran malas, pues era prácticamente de noche, tuve la suerte de poder hacer varias tomas a 3200 ISO.

Same rock is used by the author to photograph other local species and, as a proof and for comparison purposes, single shots of Golden (Aquila chrysaetos) and Spanish Imperial (Aquila adalberti) eagles are included. The record has been submitted to the Spanish Rarities Committee (Comité de Rarezas de SEO/BirdLife).

This, if accepted, would be the 2nd record of the species for Spain after an adult at Tarifa on 8.5.2008 (see May 2008 page or this entry in the RareBirdspain blog).

All photos © Jesús Rodríguez-Osorio Martín.

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Four photos above: c.f. Steppe Eagle, Aquila nipalensis © Jesús Rodríguez-Osorio Martín.

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Spanish Imperial Eagle, Aquila adalberti © Jesús Rodríguez-Osorio Martín.

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Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos © Jesús Rodríguez-Osorio Martín.

 

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