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Old Tuesday 13th March 2018, 14:18   #1
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A. pomarina confirmation

Short 7th finger makes me pretty certain butIi'd just like confirmation this is Aquila pomarina. Seen Today on migration with a group of Buzzards near the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.

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Old Tuesday 13th March 2018, 14:26   #2
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A tricky one (for me anyway!) Chris, but the coverts look darker than the flight feathers favouring A. clanga.
also, isn't it a bit early for Lesser spotted to be with you in Bulgaria already?
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Thanks for your thoughts Richard, you could well be right! Certainly a bit early for LSE, and being a singleton did make me think of GSE ( I realise it's not definitive but I'm more used to seeing LSE migrating in groups).

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Very long tail here makes me think dark Booted Eagle
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Very long tail here makes me think dark Booted Eagle
Hi Tom, thanks for your input, much appreciated! Of course appearances can be deceptive but it did seem noticeably larger than the accompanying Buzzards.

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Very long tail here makes me think dark Booted Eagle
Not a near adult Golden, Tom?
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A Golden Eagle indeed.. By the way, some LSEs are already in Greece...
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Thanks Rafael and Nikoss! I have played about with the lighting and sub-adult Golden Eagle fits nicely!

Thanks to all for your comments,

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... Aquila pomarina. ...
Just as an aside, now Clanga pomarina
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Just as an aside, now Clanga pomarina
Thanks Michael, didn't realise that!

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Interesting, 4 different eagle names given to that one! No one suggested Imperial though ?

FWIW, yeah, it is a Golden Eagle indeed!
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