Thursday, May 25, 2017

News from the Strait of Messina

In these days we are recording the late passage of raptors at the Strait of Messina, mostly Honey Buzzards even if not exceeding some hundred of individuals per day. While here below a nice picture taken by Giovanni Cumbo of an Osprey in migration  carrying  a fish for his breakfast. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Egyptian vultures at the Strait of Messina!

Yesterday it was an astonishing migration day at the Strait of Messina. We counted more than 2600 raptors and 3 beautiful Egyptian vultures! This species is now so rare in the Italian peninsula that not every year we observe it at the Strait, while this spring we already counted 6 individiduals.
Here below a picture of two individuals observed yesterday at our station.