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Farne Islands

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Another one. Two golden eagles arguing over eating-rights. Beautiful birds, cold an snowy, perfect eagle-conditions! Also taken in the steep hills of Dalen in Telemark, Norway. D4s+tammy 150-600.  

Northern Carmine Bee-eaters taking advantage of savanna fire. Mago national park, Ethiopia, Feb 2015  

Yesterday I went to visit one of my favorite spectacles in the animal world. Each morning during late July and early August, dozens to hundreds of Swallow-tailed Kites assemble over hayfields near th

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Guillemot, with sand eel

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Black headed Gull

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Yellow legged Gull

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Sandwich Tern

 

 

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and another Puffin.

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African Fish eagle. Chobe River. May 2017

 

 

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Reed Cormorants

Chobe River, Kasane, Botswana

 

 

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African Openbill / Open Billed Stork

 

Okavango Delta

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Yellow Billed Stork

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana. May 2017

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Beautiful pictures Gill @KaingU Lodge and Martin @Soukous!

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@COSMIC RHINO asked me to post this photo of Oxpeckers taking flight from a Rhino he saw during a 2017 visit to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya.   It is a PDF scan of a photo I converted to JPEG for posting to Safaitalk.

 

Click to see a larger version.

 

 

 

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White Faced Whistling Ducks

Chobe River, Botswana.

May 2017

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Red Billed Teal

Linyanti Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

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A jay lands on its branch in the first rays of morningsun. 

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Black-necked Stilt in flight.  Bulls Island, South Carolina on June 6, 2017.

 

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time for another puffin?

 

Farne Islands, UK, June 2017

 

 

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Glossy Ibis, Linyanti Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

 

 

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Saddle Billed Stork

 

Moremi, Botswana, May 2017

 

 

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Very nice photos @Soukous.    And I am very jealous of your travels - Botswana in May and the Farne Islands in June!

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14 hours ago, offshorebirder said:

Very nice photos @Soukous.    And I am very jealous of your travels - Botswana in May and the Farne Islands in June!

 

If I'm honest, I'm jealous of just about everybody else's travels. Sitting at a desk is made much harder by the ability to see that others are travelling. Curse the Internet. Curse Trip Reports.:angry:

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Soukous said:

Sitting at a desk is made much harder by the ability to see that others are travelling.

 

@Soukous Welcome to my life ;)

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Whilst they may make flying look effortless when they are aloft, Saddle Billed Storks are pretty gangly and watching them take off is quite a show.

 

 

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Yesterday I drove an hour and a half to enjoy and photograph the annual Kite spectacle near Allendale, South Carolina.  I've posted about it before, so I'll keep it brief and just toss up a couple of photos.

 

Here is a shot I took just after the parent dropped off a large katydid for junior to consume.  The parent is vocalizing to the other youngster, who was bobbing up and down and whistling in an adjacent tree.  

 

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Here is the parent ferrying a large katydid to one of the fledglings:

 

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