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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 -was the gull photo taken at Bonaero Park.

 

Black Shouldered Kite in Flight - My favourite raptor

 

 

Lion and Rhino park in Gauteng

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A territorial skirmish, In KTP

 

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With dinner, also in KTP

 

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These three also in KTP

 

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Yes @@Panthera Pardus, but how did you know?

 

You said at a residential dam in Kempton park - have not neen there for a while, so maybe time to visit again

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Here are a couple of shots of a flock of Bobolinks (aka Ricebirds), a declining grassland species. I enjoyed them yesterday at Santee National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina.

 

 

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This morning we returned to the Roodektans Verreaux's Eagle site which I described in the Africa Birds>>>Identification, Images and Audio thread. We got the the most amazing sighting. The newly fledged Jono was sitting just below the nest and getting mobbed by a Peregrine Falcon.

 

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The parents, Emyoni and Thulane appered, they had caught a scrub hare. They put on an aerial display for us

 

 

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Synchronized Flying

 

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Little Jono then joined Mum and Dad, before they landed on the ridge to enjoy their meal

 

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Some shots of a black chested snake eagle in Mapungubwe National Park.

 

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This was taken at Cape Vidal. Wrong settings and through the windscreen but it came out with a nice abstract feel to it. :D

 

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A few flying birds from SW Florida.

 

Osprey:

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Brown Pelicans:

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Black Skimmers:

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Roseate Spoonbills (and a juvenile Black Skimmer):

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And another Osprey:

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An African Fish Eagle taking off from a dead branch, Linyanti, Botswana.

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Lovely, Ona. Welcome to safaritalk!!!

 

Please show us some cheetah pictures of yours - especially those two boys ;)

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Nice pic Ona !

You must have been close or else it has been cropped. I see you use a focal length of 200mm?

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Excellent flight shot of the African Fish Eagle, Ona. Your photo really shows how broad its wings are!

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Merlin (Falco columbarius) hunting shorebirds at Captain Sam's Inlet, South Carolina:

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Taken in Western Australia, a couple of hundred kilometres from Broome

 

When I took these I thought this was a Great Egret, I have since reconsidered and now believe it to be an Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia)

 

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Oops - apparently the "Merlin" I posted a photo of is actually a very small, dark juvenile Peregrine Falcon. It was super small for a Peregrine but I still should have noted the bolder dark mustacial stripe and a couple of other subtle features indicating Juv. Peregrine.

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When I took these I thought this was a Great Egret, I have since reconsidered and now believe it to be an Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia)

 

Pretty sure it's a Great Egret, soukous. Gape line extends beyond eye and bill to large for Intermediate, in my opinion.

 

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Soukous

 

 

When I took these I thought this was a Great Egret, I have since reconsidered and now believe it to be an Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia)

 

Pretty sure it's a Great Egret, soukous. Gape line extends beyond eye and bill to large for Intermediate, in my opinion.

 

Andrea

 

 

many thanks @kitefarrago

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A White Backed Vulture coming in to land

 

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with a Lappet Faced Vulture waiting in for the runway to be clear

 

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Coming in to land

 

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Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

 

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Here are a few from Namibia and Botswana this year.

 

 

Carmine Bee Eaters, Mazambala Lodge, Caprivi

 

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Open-billed Stork, Mazambala Lodge, Caprivi

 

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Great and Little Egrets, Mahango Game Reserve, Caprivi

 

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Yellow-billed stork, Moremi

 

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Maribou Stork, Moremi

 

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Pelican, Moremi

 

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Greater-striped Swallow

 

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Little Corellas

Mitchell Plateau, Western Australia

 

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