large body; tawny brown underparts (Poland; 2012-05-30)

Lesser Spotted Eagle
Aquila pomarina

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: a slightly smaller cousin of the Spotted Eagle, not much larger than a buzzard.

pronounced wing slotting of the primaries (Poland; 2012-05-30)

soars over open grasslands (Poland; 2012-05-30)

comma-shaped white marks near wrist of underwing (Poland; 2012-05-30)

coming in for a closer look (Poland; 2012-05-30)