We have some news from the Belarus. The "Conservation of native birds" issued an article about this year's breeding season presenting some photos from the installed nest cameras. The full article (in Belarussian) is available here.
Summer has just started, so it is time to rest and play. Here is how to do it when you like Greater Spotted Eagles according to the APB-BirdLife Belarus. Their suggestion is to make one the origami style.
Let's play and enjoy! The scheme can be downloaded directly from the organization's site.
On January 05th in Bialowieża, NE Poland, an interesting observation of a spotted eagle took place. Wintering birds of spotted eagle group are very rare in Poland, so this information is some kind of a sensation. In addition this individual is rather pale in plumage, although the quality of the photos does not allow to specify the exact species.
The information was published in social medias.
Belarus remains the main European territory for the species. With the estimated population of 120-160 pairs it is the biggest, after Russian, in the entire world. Unfortunately ongoing environmental changes and following hybridisation make the future of the species uncertain. That makes the conservation of the species in the country vital issue.
The APB-Birdlife Belarus is among organisations that perform many efforts in order to secure the Belarussian population and this is thanks to their initiative that Greater Spotted Eagle was named Bird of the Year there.
More information can be found on the APB-Birdlife Belarus page (in Belarussian).
Here is the map of 8 Belarussian Greater Spotted Eagles fitted with transmitters.
Tõnn seems to be the most famous inhabitant of Estonia and definitely the most famous Greater Spotted Eagle of the world. Born in 2008, as a juvenile bird he was fitted with a satellite transmitter and since then has become a celebrity. Without leaving Europe until winter 2010 he already visited 15 countries becoming popular among birdwatchers searching for "the eagle with the antenna". In 2016 the transmitter was replaced with a logger. Without an antenna.