A phone call from Royston at 5.15 tonight and a few minutes later from Steve Kolodjiezski, (the original finder) confirmed the incredible news that a sub-adult Golden Eagle had indeed been found at Croft Pasco forest. It had flown out of the forest twice and then gone back, being harrassed by the local Common Buzzards. There was half a chance that it could reappear...
About ten birders assembled and were lucky enough to get about ten minutes on it before being chased off west towards Predannack Airfield. This is the third county record; the first being way back in 1810. In more modern times, Angela Tonry photographed one last April at nearby Stithians Reservoir. This was thought to be a sub adult as well, so there is a slim chance this could even be the same returning bird.
The shots below have all been cropped by 40 to 50%. There are no other enhancements.
Well done Steve,also well done Angie Tonry.ReplyDelete
My goodness! Another amazing sighting, well done!ReplyDelete
Wow ! What a week you're having - really super shots of all the activity around a super bird. SueReplyDelete
Great shots Steve. Brings back pleasant memories of that special day :-)ReplyDelete
Whoah ........... very cool stuff indeed!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the comments. Sue, it's not just a good week, it's a fantastic Spring. Cornwall has easily been the TOP county this Spring. An untouchable run of form! How does this lot stack up: 7 Hoopoes, 4 Woodchats, Whiskered Tern, Savi's Warbler, several Bee-eaters, Purple Heron, White-throated Sparrow, Golden Eagle, Dotterel, Ring-billed Gull and Black-headed Wagtail !!!ReplyDelete
Well done Steve. As Angie said it brings back memories of the Stithians bird being continually mobbed by five Buzzards. Life is not all roses for the large raptors.ReplyDelete
Great shots! How exciting for you.ReplyDelete
I hope the Finch is off the same ship as the sparrow then we can tick both.ReplyDelete