Mid- September, some passing raptors

Booted Eagle; Lesvos

Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata)

Stylianos Zannetos, while ringing with the Charamida Ringing Group shared some raptor observations (and photos !) from three mornings (08:00-14:00). Small numbers but a good variety of species:

16 September 

1 Booted Eagle – pale morph (Aquila pennata)

2 Black Kites (Milvus migrans)

8 Honey Buzzards (Pernis apivorus)

3 Red-footed Falcons (Falco vespertinus), 1 Hobby (F. subbuteo)

Red-footed Falcon; Lesvos

Male Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus)


Hobby (Falco subbuteo)

17 September

2 Short-toed Eagles (Circaetus gallicus)

3 Booted Eagles – 2 pale morph (Aquila pennata)

1 Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus)

1 Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), 1 Sparrowhawk (A. nisus)

1 Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus), 1 Hobby (F. subbuteo)

Honey Buzzard; Lesvos

Honey Buzzard juv. (Pernis apivorus)


Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

20 September

1 Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus)

1 Marsh Harrier (Circus aeroginosus), 1 Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

1 Hobby (Falco subbuteo)

* Charamida is a small marsh (reedbed) located the southernmost end of the Amali (Mitilini) peninsula and can be reached either from Loutra or by going down the Mitilini airport road.


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