Sunday, January 9, 2011

Winter road-count

We finished the winter raptors monitoring in Basilicata (Southern Italy) after more than 400 km of car transects. We counted about one raptor per km. Mostly Common Buzzards, Kestrels and an impressive number of Red Kites. We observed also some Northern Harriers (more than expected), Sparrowhawks, Black Kites, Marsh Harriers and one Osprey.
In the pictures below, a perched Kestrel and a typical road counter during a break.

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