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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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Peter Connan

Thank you @michael-ibk

 

This one was blinking difficult, and I wish I had dialled up the shutter speed a bit more!

 

They really are fast, and the sound it makes when extending the tail feathers is really something.

 

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African Snipe, Marievale, last weekend with @Treepol

 

Nikon D500 + 500mm f4, 1/2500th, f4, ISO160-180

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offshorebirder

Here is a juvenile Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) learning to fly near a breeding colony.  It has primary and secondary wing feathers, belly feathers, feathers on the back of its head - and other patches.  But large portions of the youngster are 'pinfeathers only'.  

 

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monalisa

Not quite in full flight, but I thought seeing this peacock fly was cool nonetheless ^_^

 

Taken in Ranthambore NP, India

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Peter Connan

Groundscraper Thrush climbing toward it's nest.

 

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Dave Williams

Harlequin duck in the freezing cold spring melt waters in Iceland

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Game Warden

More inspiring photos... thanks for posting...

 

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monalisa

Sulphur crested cockatoo

 

I liked this one because you can see its shadow on the road

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Eurasian eagle owl. Photographed at the Barn Owl Centre in Gloucester which is a charity that takes rescue birds and holds photography days every month or so.

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Nikon D500, 200-500mm lens @280mm, f/5.6, 1/1250sec, ISO 1250

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michael-ibk

Top photo, love the eyes!

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@michael-ibk Thank-you - owls have such photogenic eyes I feel. It was great being able to watch the owl fly on repeated occasions.

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Greater Spotted eagle

 

 

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Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri) with Mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus)  prey.

 

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On 10/26/2018 at 12:38 AM, Dave Williams said:

Harlequin duck in the freezing cold spring melt waters in Iceland

 

I like that shot a lot, Dave. Guess it must have been freezing cold for you too. The water behind the duck (waves?) makes the picture very interesting.

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This is a Merlin (a small falcon species) carrying away a Semipalmated Plover I had just watched it kill.

 

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This year I will add my modest work to this specific area of bird photography. 

 

 

Great Egret

 

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Sometimes the bird fly by just a tad too close :o ... 

 

 

Grey Heron

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offshorebirder

They do indeed @xelas.

 

This morning this young Brown Pelican flew by very close to me, but I had a 400mm lens and a 1.4x extender at the time.

 

I looked at the photo afterwards and saw that it had been banded (ringed).   Unfortunately the band was turned the wrong way to read the band number  - all I can tell is that it ends in a '3'.

 

Now I have a new goal - to get a photo of a banded bird in flight where one can read the serial number!

 

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@offshorebirderYou need an awful lot of luck to get enough of the number to make an ID , I managed it just once and without trying deliberately. Makes an interesting goal though! Good luck.

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A Kingfisher is a fast bird. 4 photos one keeper. 

 

 

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Peter Connan

Well done Alex!

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Soukous

@pomkiwi love the owl. 

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