New live broadcast from STE nest in Israel

April 16th, 2016 / Comment
Live broadcast from Short-toed Eagle nest

This year Guilad Friedemann and the team managed to start a new live broadcast from another nest of Short-toed Eagles in the Judean Foothills /map/. The video stream is available on the Israeli Birding Portal. A short history can be viewed on the Facebook community page of the Israel Raptor Nest Cam project.

 

Articles of ROJ: STE in Northern Kazakhstan & Caucasus

June 30th, 2016 / Comment

The following article and note were published in Russian Ornithological Journal (Русский орнитологический журнал) (Ru):

• С. М. Резниченко, 2013 – Гнездование змееяда Circaetus gallicus в Баянаульском национальном парке (Северный Казахстан) [Breeding of Short-toed Eagle in Bayanaul National Park (northern Kazakhstan, Kazakh Uplands)] // Русский орнитологический журнал, Том 22, Экспресс-выпуск 953: 3491-3493. /map/.

• Г. А. Лошкарёв, 2011 – Смешанная кладка канюка Buteo buteo и змееяда Circaetus gallicus [A mixed clutch of Common Buzzard and Short-toed Eagle] // Русский орнитологический журнал, Том 20, Экспресс-выпуск 669: 1323. /map/. The first publication: Лошкарёв Г. А. 1972. Смешанная кладка хищников // Орнитология 10: 364.

 

La Plume du Circaète n° 12

June 11th, 2016 / Comment
La Plume du Circaète on the LPO website

This year’s issue of the bulletin La Plume du Circaète is currently available – Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr) {rough translation}. The list of contents is in English (En) this time, thanks to Ferenc and Gábor Papp:

PROTECTION AND STUDY

p.2
· Observations of 2cy STEs in Europe
p.3
· Experiments with artificial nests for STEs
p.4
· Feeding group of STEs in Minervois
p.5
· Unusual start of migration
p.6
· Preliminary data on the Short-toed Eagle in the suburbs of Marseille
p.11
· A Short-toed Eagle trying to bath?
p.12
· STE monitoring in Haute-Province in the Alps
p.14
· Protection of a nesting habitat in Vendée
p.16
· Setting up a STE network in Gard
p.17
· Visual performance of the Short-toed Eagle
p.18
· Bad luck for one, good luck for another
p.19
· Life of the STE in pictures
p.25
· Reflections on flying on thermals
p.27
· Data on skipping breeding in Haute Loire – What is the value of observation?
p.28
· About prey and feeding
p.30
· Note on post-breeding migration at the monitoring site of Eyne in 2015

INTERNATIONAL

p.35
· First nesting of the STE in Suisse
p.36
· Individual variations in summering areas among immature STEs
p.37
· Influence of geographical and climatic factors on the migration of the STE
p.38
· Seminar in Grosetto, Italy

CONNECTION AND EVENTS

p.39
· The STE flyer is finally available
p.40
· 4th Short-toed Eagle meeting
 

Short-toed Eagles in Flanders (Belgium)

May 31st, 2016 / Comment

The following extended descriptions of observations of Short-toed Eagles in Flanders /map/ (the nothern portion of Belgium) are available on the Natuurpunt website (Nl):

• Wouter FAVEYTS, 2010 – 2010: een superjaar voor Slangenarend in Vlaanderen [2010 – a bumper year for Short-toed Eagle in Flanders] // Natuur.oriolus, 76(4): pp. 132-134. – Short-toed Eagle. file. The article contains English and French summaries at the end.

…and other texts:

The Short-toed Eagle is one of our smaller eagles (Photo: Kris De Rouck)• Dominique VERBELEN, 2014 – Slangenarend Jacobus zorgt voor spektakel in de Kalkense Meersen [Short-toed Eagle makes a show in Kalkense Meersen] // www.natuurpunt.be.

• Han LAGRING, Gerald DRIESSENS, 2015 – Slangenarend op bedevaart in Groot Schietveld [Short-toed Eagle on a pilgrimage in Groot Schietveld] // www.natuurpunt.be.

 

Mortality causes of STE and Booted Eagle in Spain

May 30th, 2016 / Comment

Results of analysis of 434 Short-toed Snake Eagle mortality cases are presented in the recently published article:

• J. E. Martínez , I. Zuberogoitia, M. V. Jiménez-Franco, S. Mañosa, J. F. Calvo, 2016 – Spatio-temporal variations in mortality causes of two migratory forest raptors in Spain // European Journal of Wildlife Research, Feb. 2016, Vol. 62(1): pp. 109-118. (En).

The data were collected by wildlife rehabilitation centres in Spain within the 16-year period of 1990-2006. Unfortunately, the full text is not yet available online for free.

 

Repeated egg-laying in Hungary in 1981

April 30th, 2016 / Comment

The presented article refers to the following: in spring ’81 the author discovered that a nest found in the previous year in the Pilis Mountains /map/ had fallen down. They built an artificial nest and kept watching the site. Later, they observed the pair occupying the nest and found egg remains under it on April 25, so the egg laying took place a few days earlier. It was the earliest known egg-laying of this species at that time. Since the pair was holding the territory they checked back in June 4 and found the female incubating. Despite the repeated egg-laying the fledgling left the nest early August.

• L. Haraszthy, 1982 – Kígyászölyv (Circaetus gallicus) pótköltése műfészekben [Repeated egg-laying of Short-toed Eagle in an artificial nest] // Madártani Tájékoztató, Oct-Dec.: pp. 266-267. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Hu).

Thanks to Gábor Papp for sharing the text and its brief summary!

 

Summary of work in 2015 by JP. and I. Malafosses

March 31st, 2016 / Comment

This time the traditional summary on monitoring and conservation of Short-toed Eagles in the Cévennes National Park /map/ is supplemented with the separate English translation through the kind help of Ferenc Papp and Gábor Papp who translated the original report from French to Hungarian and then from Hungarian to English:

A Short-toed Eagle female (the typical plumage) in the eyrie with her youngJean-Pierre et Isabelle MALAFOSSE, 2015 – Le Circaète Jean-le-Blanc, résultats pour 2015. Suivi des Rapaces forestiers en Lozère et dans le Parc National des Cévennes [Short-toed Eagle, results for 2015. Monitoring of Raptors in Lozère and in the Cévennes National Park], rapport interne C.R.B.P.O./ P.N.C.: 10 p. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr), Short-toed Eagle. file (En) {rough translation}.