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#41 fmoraal

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 07:58 AM

Ready for take off, Vredefort Dome, South Africa

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:52 PM

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:38 AM

Bateleur Eagle

 

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 08:31 AM

Oyster Catcher in flight taken in West Wales UK. But they don't catch or eat oysters  :wacko:

 

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:42 PM

All photos shot handheld with a Canon 7D + 300mm/f4 IS I lens.

Western Kingbird plucking a berry from a Red Bay tree.  January 26, 2013 at Seabrook Island, South Carolina.
 

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White Hummingbird (leucistic) at "Rancho Dias" in Charleston, South Carolina.  October 4, 2013.
 

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Barn Owl in flight - Yawkey Wildlife Center, Georgetown County, South Carolina.  April 16, 2014.
 

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Roseate Spoonbill at Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, Colleton County, South Carolina.  May 21, 2013.
 

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Reddish Egret flying over Marsh Island, in the middle of Bulls Bay, South Carolina.  August 10, 2013.
 

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Wilson's Storm-Petrel bopping along at the edge of the Gulf Stream off Charleston, South Carolina.  June 10, 2013.
 

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Black-capped Petrel "jinking" over the Gulf Stream at the Charleston Bump.  June 22, 2014.
 

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Mississippi Kite swallowing a Dragonfly on the wing over "Rancho Dias" in western Charleston, South Carolina.  April 28, 2013.  One of a flock of 5 Mississippi Kites working the leading edge of a rain band, at the edge of the mainland and the Stono River marshes.  As the rain prompted dragonflies to flee the skies above the marsh for the shelter of the trees, the Kites formed a picket line and intercepted them.
 

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Snowy Owl found late on a cloudy day December 15, 2013 during the McClellanville, South Carolina Christmas Bird Count.  We did not flush it! It chose to fly across a cove after we observed it for 1.5 hours at a respectful distance.
 

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Mixed species feeding frenzy targeting a school of Atlantic Menhaden at Huntington Beach State Park, South Carolina.  Species included Common Loon, Red-throated Loon, Horned Grebe, Red-breasted Merganser, Brown Pelican, Northern Gannet, multiple gull species, and a Parasitic Jaeger.  December 24, 2012.
 

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 07:55 AM

Andean Condors, Colca Canyon, Peru

 

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Kelp gulls and storm petrels, Bruny Island, Tasmania

 

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 05:42 PM

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 01:36 PM

Yellow-tailed black cockatoos, Strahan, Tasmania. April 2014

 

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 03:22 PM

Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Mhlume, Swaziland:

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 05:42 PM

Grey-headed gull, a little residential dam, Kempton Park.

 

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:37 PM

Ground Hornbill lifts of.

Khaudum National Park, Namibia.  January 2012

 

 

 

 

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:51 PM

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#53 Panthera Pardus

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 05:21 PM

@ 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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Posted 18 September 2014 - 04:06 PM

Yes @ Panthera Pardus , but how did you know?


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#55 Panthera Pardus

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 05:47 PM

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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Posted 20 September 2014 - 04:20 PM

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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Posted 20 September 2014 - 08:38 PM

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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#58 offshorebirder

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 10:28 PM

Great stuff, @ Panthera Pardus ! All I can say is Wow!
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Posted 01 October 2014 - 06:11 AM

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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Posted 01 October 2014 - 01:57 PM

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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