Daily Archives: December 23, 2017

Imperial Eagle

Immature Imperial Eagle, Alentejo, Portugal

Helder, my guide during my week with Birds and Nature Tours Portugal in the Tagus Estuary and the Alentejo, said he prefers to call this the Iberian Imperial Eagle, though in the guides you will find it as Spanish Imperial Eagle. They are, according to Helder, easier to see in Portugal than in Spain. This is an immature bird, still hanging with the parents, near the nesting territory between Castro Verde and Mértola in the Alentejo of southern Portugal. And indeed, Imperial Eagles were not hard to see where we traveled. We saw several over 3 days in the region. Sony RX10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom Birds in Flight settings. 1/1000th @ f4.5 @ ISO 100. Processed in Polarr.