Imperial Eagle

Imperial Eagle, prob. 2nd cal. year bird, Lesvos 14 May 08 © Duncan Walbridge

This spring there were a series of records of Imperial Eagle which are all believed to relate to the same 2nd cal. year bird wandering around the island. Duncan Walbridge first saw it over the Kalloni Raptor Watchpoint (the Kalloni 'bandstand') north of Kalloni on 30 April. It was then seen over over Ipsilou on 3 and 5 May, and over Andissa on 5 May also. The next day (6th) it was again seen over the Kalloni Raptor Watchpoint and on the 9th it was seen over Agia Paraskevi. On 14 May it showed well at the top end of Napi Valley where Duncan managed to get these two photos - the first anyone managed during its tw0-week stay!

This is thought to be the ninth record for the island.