Monday, 1 November 1999

1st November 1999 Drift Reservoir, Cornwall 7am - 2pm. Rain and mist with strong westerly until midday when rain cleared becoming sunny.

Cormorant 1
BOOTED EAGLE 1  Pale morph. Underwing showing diagnostic black flight feathers. Upperwing pattern well defined.
Buzzard c.5

Pale morph Booted Eagle near Drift, Cornwall (James Eaton)
Having teased us with appearances around Britain & Ireland it finally settled down for a short while near Drift Reservoir enabling us to catch-up with this potential first record for Britain & Ireland. Although seemingly very rare in captivity, somewhat controversially, the various national Records Committees unfortunately didn't add it to their respective lists.
Pale morph Booted Eagle in Cornwall (Alan Tate )