Saturday, September 08, 2012

Raptorous moment

Another visit to the farmer's land this morning and this was the reward. The only raptor seen hitherto has been Common Buzzard so to see an eagle soarıng overhead was a real thrill. The Turkish name, YILAN KARTALI, like the German Schlangenadler, translates as 'Snake Eagle', which seems to me much better than the daft English name 'short-toed eagle'. Hands up all those who have seen the short toe.

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