I have been on a T.V. Interview 3 weeks ago talking about my research, on the background you can see the great photos and videos of Yossi Eshbol. It is in Hebrew but the beauty of the videos and photos everyone can understand! Best regards!
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All four Short-toed Eagles with satellite transmitters are here in Israel /map/. One of them (the male) we know where he is nesting, so hopefully we will get some pictures.
Just a few words about a section dedicated to the subject of Sameh’s research “Agricultural influences on the ecology of the Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) in the Judean slopes” /map/ on The Jerusalem Bird Observatory website.
The section, which can be rated as an independent site, includes such subsections as Gallery, Team, Research, Transmitters & Migration, About me and so on. You can find there notes and many photos illustrating the study development.
Hi! Short-toed Eagles are here. 3 out of 4 S.t.Eagles with satellite transmitters are now here in Israel /map/, the fourth located in Egypt on its way to us!
See migration map of Autumn 06 where 3 eagles wintered in Sudan, one on the borders of Sudan with Chad!
Part with aggregation: You can see here the special phenomenon in my study area /map/, where many Short-toed Eagles flying over one field (aggregation) that is being worked up by a tractor, waiting for the prey (mainly rodents!) to be exposed by the tractor so that they dive quickly on the prey.
Part with Short-toed eagle chasing a rodent: You can see here a Short-toed Eagle chasing a rodent (Gerbil) that has succeeded to get out of a ploughing, and after a relatively long pursuit the Eagle managed to get it.
Catching a rodent: here you can see another part where Short-toed Eagle gets a Field Vole in his talons (you can even hear the rodent screaming).
Attached are some photos of Short-toed Eagles I have taken in the study area /map/ last season, in hand and in nature. Enjoy:
First I want to bless the creator of this website for such an initiative. As a Short-toed Eagle lover and researcher I think we have here a great opportunity to exchange information and concentrate efforts in loving and understanding this lovely Animal.
My research on the Short-toed Eagle here in Israel /map/ brings a totally new aspects that are different or even contradict what is known about Short-toed Eagle in other places i.e. Aggregation and high rodent content in diet, also highest breeding density in the world.
I have replied positively to the creator of this website’s offer to give some updates on the Short-toed Eagle in my study area.
Hence, I am declaring that some updates would be added from time to time.
Any researcher or any birdwatcher, farmer or a field guy who has seen familiar phenomenon with Short-toed Eagle aggregation in his area is kindley requested to send a report to HoverOverUs • Short-toed-Eagle and to me at the following adress: