Identifying Eagles

Eagles are simply magnificent, and the assumption is that they will be easy to identify. But distant views of birds can lead to confusion with Buzzard, and now we have to consider two species of eagle - Golden and White-tailed. Here we look at how you can confidently separate all three species of large raptor.

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Recent Bird ID videos

Teal. Photograph by Edmund Fellowes
This video helps you pick out Garganey from the more common Teal.
Coot. Photograph by Sarah Kelman
Have you ever struggled to tell the difference between Moorhen and Coot? Often found together they can cause ID headaches, especially when young birds are encountered.
Red-legged Partridge. Photograph by Jill Pakenham
Partridges are small, dumpy gamebirds found in lowland habitats. This workshop will help you tell the two apart.