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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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On 11/19/2019 at 6:04 PM, Dave Williams said:

The other 659 attempts are in the recycle bin!!

49091230186_211f7385f5_b.jpgLittle Swift by Dave Williams, on Flickr

 

worth persevering for. Excellent shot

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On 11/19/2019 at 1:04 PM, Dave Williams said:

The other 659 attempts are in the recycle bin

 

Super shot @Dave Williams!    

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This is a Coppery-tailed Coucal we saw at Kasanka National Park just after a morning bat "experience".   It was in a marshy area near the Chinyangale Hide just north of the Bat Forest with the Musola River running through it.

 

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PeterHG

A cracking flight shot @offshorebirder !

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Peter Connan

Nice shot @offshorebirder!

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With nothing to contribute so far to my BY 2020 I thought I may as well catch up on some BIF shots that I didn't get around to sharing in 2019.

 

African Spoonbill - Kazuma Forest, Botswana.

 

African Spoonbill

 

African Spoonbill

 

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Knob-billed Ducks (Comb Ducks) and Egyptian Geese

Duru Pan, Botswana.

 

Knob-billed Ducks & Egyptian Geese

 

Knob-billed Ducks

 

It must be tough flying with the rudder at the front

Knob-billed Duck

 

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African Marsh Harrier

Chobe River, Botswana

 

African Marsh Harrier

 

African Marsh Harrier

 

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Northern Black Korhaan

Makgadikgadi Pans NP, Botswana

 

Northern Black Korhaan

 

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Ruddy Shelduck

Chambal River, India

 

Ruddy Shelduck

 

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Black-bellied Tern

Chambal River, India

 

Black-bellied Tern

 

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Indian Silverbill

Kuno Palpur, India

 

Indian Silverbill

 

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TonyQ

@Soukous lovely additions to this thread.

I particularly like Knob-billed Duck shots 

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Beautiful flight shots. I agree about the Knob-billed Duck!

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Lovely colours on those Knobblies @Soukous!

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Red Kite entering a dive:

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Taken at Gigrin Farm in mid-Wales where they started feeding them as part of a reintroduction programme supported by the RSPB. Years later they still feed them but there are now several hundred.

They have a number of photographic hides where for a relatively modest fee you can spend a couple of hours practicing your bird in flight photographic technique.

Nikon D500, 200-500mm lens @240mm, f/5.6, 1/2000sec, ISO 220.

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Peter Connan

Stunning shot!

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34 minutes ago, Peter Connan said:

Stunning shot!

 

ditto, the practice obviously pays off

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This Black Skimmer was catching Mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitis) last Saturday at Bear Island Wildlife Management area in the ACE Basin south of Charleston, South Carolina.  

 

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Female Marsh Harrier flying over irrigation ponds in Bawdsey, Suffolk.

I was lucky as the came straight at me from a hiding place in the reeds.

 

Marsh Harrier

 

Marsh Harrier

 

Marsh Harrier

 

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This Oystercatcher was just a minute later. I managed 4 frames, but only one was sharp enough

 

Oystercatcher

 

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A Common Kestrel a little later that morning

 

Kestrel

 

Kestrel

 

Kestrel

 

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A male Linnet from yesterday. Not as sharp as I'd have liked, but it is recognisable

Linnet m

 

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