Thursday, October 25, 2012

20.000 raptors at the Aspromonte National Park!!

On the 10th of October the observation project on raptor migration promoted by the Aspromonte National Park was concluded. For the second consecutive year Medraptors members took an active part in the project. More than 20.000 raptors and storks were counted from four different watchpoints. 23 different species of raptors were observed. The commonest species were Honey Buzzards, Marsh Harriers and Black Kites. However it was possible to observe some rare species like the Greater and the Lesser Spotted Eagle, the Pallid Harrier and the Egyptian Vulture.
Here following some pictures of birds, of landscape and of raptor counters.

A rainy day observing an intense flow of migrating harriers
A beautiful Black Stork
The Strait of Messina from "Passo del Falco" watchpoint
A juvenile Marsh Harrier
Giovanni Cumbo during observations at "Nino Martino" watchpoint
The Etna Volcano at sunset
Lesser Kestrel
Nicolantonio Agostini at "Nino Martino", on the ridge of the Aspromonte Mountain.
Michele Panuccio at work

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