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Lesser Black Backed Gull (Larus fuscus)

Storms River, South Africa

 

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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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Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus)

Klein Karoo, South Africa

 

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Black Swan, Bathurst Harbour, Southwest Tasmania, February 2017

 

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Augur Buzzard (Buteo augur)

Serengeti, Feb 2013

 

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Immature Black Skimmer (Rynchops nyger) foraging in its unique style. Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center, Georgetown County, South Carolina. April 29, 2017.

 

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Peter Connan

Great capture Nathan!

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Thanks for the kind words @@Peter Connan - and thanks for the likes everyone.

 

There were a few Skimmers feeding and that one shot out of 3 dozen + photos came out...

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Here is one I dug out of my archives and watermarked:

 

Sooty Shearwater (Ardenna griseus - formerly Puffinus griseus) taking flight from the Gulf Stream over the "Charleston Bump". This is an underwater seamount that deflects the Gulf Stream and causes productive upwellings and eddies.

 

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Artic Tern

 

I thought I'd post these shots from a couple of years ago as I'll be heading back to the Farne islands again in June. Really hoping for better weather this time.

 

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Another Arctic Tern. Thinking about dive bombing me no doubt.

 

Farne Islands, UK.

Back there in a couple of weeks and really hoping for a bit of sunshine

 

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Lovely shot @@Soukous!

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Marsh Harriers, Norfolk

 

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P5010519 Marsh Harrier by Jo Dale, on Flickr

 

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P5010521 Marsh Harrier by Jo Dale, on Flickr

 

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P5010522 Marsh Harrier by Jo Dale, on Flickr

 

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Hobby, Norfolk

 

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P4300266 Hobby by Jo Dale, on Flickr

 

Avocets having a dispute

 

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Soukous

some ducks for a change

 

African White Faced Whistling Ducks to be precise

 

Linyanti Swamp, Okavango, Botswana. May 2017

 

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African Cuckoo:

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BEAUTIFUL SHOT @@Peter Connan

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Thank you very much @@Soukous, I ws extraordinarily lucky to get that, as he only made the one flypast. Normally, I would have missed him.

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Caspian Tern

 

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Swakopmund, Namibia.

 

Taken with Nikon D750 + 500mm f4, 1/2000th @f4, ISO(auto)220

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Red Billed Queleas

 

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Glossy Ibis

Linyanti Marsh, Botswana

 

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Immature Lanner falcon

Near Gochas, Namibia, April 2017

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Bateleur (s)

Linyanti, Botswana. may 2017

 

Male in flight, female on branch

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White Fronted Bee Eater

Chobe River, Namibia

 

terrible shot I know, but it is a huge crop

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