Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler
Schreiadler Kopula Paarung, Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Schreiadler Kopula, Aquila pomarina
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Schreiadler, Aquila pomarina
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Schreiadler auf Sitzwarte vor Hochsitz
Schreiadler im Suchflug, Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler
Schreiadler im Suchflug
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Lesser Spotted Eagle on hunting-flight
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Aquila pomarina
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Schreiadler im Sinkflug
Schreiadler mit Maus, Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler
Schreiadler Kopula Paarung, Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Schreiadler Kopula, Aquila pomarina
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Schreiadler, Aquila pomarina
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Schreiadler auf Sitzwarte vor Hochsitz
Schreiadler im Suchflug, Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler
Schreiadler im Suchflug
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Lesser Spotted Eagle on hunting-flight
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Aquila pomarina
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Schreiadler im Sinkflug
Schreiadler mit Maus, Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina, Schreiadler, Lesser Spotted Eagle

Lesser Spotted Eagle

Lesser Spotted Eagles (Aquila pomarina) are the rarest Eagles species breeding in Germany. The north-eastern states of Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern hold  the last remaining breeding pairs and constitute the westernmost distribution range of the species. The german population of LSE consists of about 100 breeding pairs.

Different from other Eagle species LSE migrate in big groups towards their wintering grounds in Africa. For several years I have been observing this spectacular phenonemon during many trips to Israel. Nearly the entire world population migrates through a small corridor over the Northern Valleys of Israel every autumn.  About 100.000 birds have been counted here annually in recent years.  Apart from Israel the photographs shown here were taken in Germany and Latvia, the species' stronhold with about 3600 pairs.

I published a more elaborate analysis of the Autumn migration counts of Lesser Spotted Eagles and other birds - precious data gathered by the Israeli Ornithological Society in cooperation with the Israeli Airforce - in the ornithological journal "Limicola" in spring 2013: Der Durchzug von Schreiadler (Aqulia pomarina, Wespenbussard Pernis apivorus, Kurzfangsperber Accipiter brevipes, Weißstorch Ciconia ciconia und Rosapelikan Pelecanus onocrotalus über Nordisrael - eine Bilanz aus 30 Jahren), Limicola 3/2012, April 2013 (with english summaries).  Order via:  www.limicola.de.