12 Jan 2020

Steppe Eagle and Steppe Buzzard – Dumat Al Jandal

Whilst birding Dumat Al Jandal area in winter we came across an Steppe Eagle and a Steppe Buzzard sitting on a pivot irrigation structure. The birds both flew as we stopped the car, even though we were quite a distance from the birds, and then proceeded to have a bit of a scuffle in the air. The Steppe Eagle dwarfed the Steppe Buzzard but it was the Buzzard that was the aggressor. After several minutes, they split up and went their separate ways. Although we saw another Steppe Eagle on the trip this was the only Steppe Buzzard we saw. 
Eastern Imperial Eagle and Steppe Buzzard

Eastern Imperial Eagle and Steppe Buzzard

Eastern Imperial Eagle and Steppe Buzzard

Eastern Imperial Eagle and Steppe Buzzard

Eastern Imperial Eagle

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