Tag Archives: Eagles

Dubai World Record Eagle Flight

Still on the subject of bird senses in my recent blog Homing Instinct in Birds – How do they do it? this follows a White-tailed Eagle’s spotting success as it is launched from the top of the Burj Khalifa, at … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

Headed out this week (1st week of Feb 2016) into the wonderful winter landscape N of Almaty Kazakhstan.  Great birding – 32 species including eagles, winter ducks and a few LBJs Full list: 80 Whooper Swan 2 Ruddy Shelduck 100s … Continue reading

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Raptorfest

This week, I visited a favourite birding spot near to Almaty and what I discovered blew my mind.  Hundreds of eagles, lots of Steppe Eagles but mostly White-tailed Eagles – the most I have ever seen in one place.  Most … Continue reading

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Swans, Ducks and Eagles

Its hard to beat autumn in Almaty Kazakhstan.  From mid-September until mid-November, sometimes later, apart from the odd wet snowy squall, the weather is fine, mild and usually sunny.  And this was exactly what we enjoyed at Sorbulak on Monday: … Continue reading

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What Birds Does Your Waste Tip Throw Up?

In UK waste dumps are a haven for Gulls.  In Africa, they are enjoyed by Kites and Maribou Storks, but here on the Steppes of Kazakhstan, the most numerous scavengers on a farm dump (for chicken waste) are Eagles – … Continue reading

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Eagles of the Steppes & Mountains of SE Kazakhstan

We are fortunate to have some great raptors in our SE Kazakhstan region.  Almaty is at the divide between Palearctic and Himalayan flora and fauna species so we are doubly blessed. Steppe Eagles are the most numerous and our lakes … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan Steppes in October

Yesterday (Friday) I took off for the day to the wilderness with a pal to check out the bird migration scene and to try to locate a dump way out of the city which I was told is an eagle … Continue reading

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