Posts tagged ‘female’

Life of Short-toed Eagles in photos by Bernard Joubert

February 19th, 2017 / Comment

JOUBERT B. 2010-2016. Haute-LoireThese amazing pictures and text were published in the latest La Plume du Circaète. Few of them were included in the previous galleries of Bernard Joubert on our site. Then, several new photos taken in March 2016 have been added and described by the author. Many thanks to him for sharing the pictures and especially for detailed comments on them, also to Ferenc and Gábor Papp for their kind help in the translation!

Moments of life

During these 20 years, while we have been following the Short-toed Eagles, we could obtain numerous pictures taken in ideal conditions, some of which we later published, however, I never played with the thought seriously that I should take advantage of it since photography is very laborious and has little use in conservation.

Nevertheless, in 2010, I decided that I would give it a try at a nest site where I could do it without any disturbance. In January, I built a hide, which I dug in the ground about twenty metres from the nest. I made a frame of beech and covered it with smaller pine branches. This nest site seemed to attract this particular pair, they visited it during last autumn several times.

I made myself comfortable in the hide in the first days of March, not knowing how remarkable moments and wonderful events of the everyday life I would experience soon.

I used a quite mediocre Nikon camera with 110 mm equivalent focus length*, but still I could record their whole breeding cycle except incubation without being noticed by them.

I would like to share a few pictures…

Bernard Joubert

* – also, photos taken with Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 are included.


Some videos of Short-toed Eagles taken in April

April 28th, 2015 / Comment

There are some fresh videos for April: three of them have been made with the camera installed at a nest of Short-toed Eagles in Israel /map/ by Guilad Friedemann.

The last two ones were taken from a distance in Northern Ukraine /map/ by me. Please note that all the clips are available in HD quality.


Photographing Short-toed Eagle nest in Haute-Loire

June 12th, 2012 / 1 Comment
JOUBERT B. 2012. Haute-Loiret

These photos, like previous ones, were taken by Bernard Joubert from his hide in Haute-Loire. This year is difficult for Short-toed Eagles because of bad weather conditions. Nevertheless in June the pair already has the chick and takes care of it with a great attention. Let’s hope the chick will grow up and will leave the nest successfully.


Haute-Loire. 2012 photo gallery

March 29th, 2012 / Comment
JOUBERT B. 2012. Haute-Loiret

These photos are taken by Bernard Joubert in Haute-Loire /map/ in 2012. The gallery is going to be updated with new pictures. Every photo is provided with explanatory comments by the observer. Enjoy secret scenes of Short-toed Eagles’ life in simple gallery or in 1201! The first photos have been taken from the hide.


Bernard Joubert’s 2010 spring photos

December 1st, 2010 / 2 Comments

Intraspecies communication and contest behaviour

For 3 hours, the 24th March 2010, I am the witness of a specific behavior between a male and an intruding female. The scene takes place on a nest, two weeks before the laying-date. At first, the male “marks” his site ostensibly. An unknown female, interested by the nest appears …

Bernard Joubert, Haute-Loire /map/

Short-toed Eagle. Bernard Joubert. 2010


Short-toed Eagle near Kiev. August 2008

October 8th, 2008 / Comment

This is an adult Short-toed Eagle female. Numerous power lines pylons are situated in its hunting territory. From year to year they are used by both Short-toed Eagles of the pair as perches for hunt. The birds are not afraid of people much.

Short-toed Eagle. Konstantin Pismennyi. 2008

These photos were taken at a distance of 8 km from Kiev’s housing estates /map/ on August 24th (© Konstantin Pismennyi).


Short-toed Eagle in the Kiev Zoo

September 26th, 2006 / Comment

Here you can look through some images of the captured female about 7 years old. The photos (© Sergey Sidorov) were made in the Kiev Zoo:

Short-toed Eagle. Sergey Sidorov. 2006