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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:20 pm 
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Here's another Juvenile martial, Albert.


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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle
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On 12 November while driving the H1-6 just a few km south of Shingwedzi I turned off the road on one of the little pull off loops. While stopped we noticed something move on the ground and realized it was a Martial Eagle.
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On closer view, we realized that the Eagle was clutching a recently killed Egyptian Goose. The goose was too large for the Martial Eagle to fly off with, so as we watched, he proceeded to hop and drag the goose across the ground.
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While dragging to Goose, the Eagle would stop and call out. As if calling a mate or Fledglings. No other Martial arrived, and our new friend continued hopping and dragging the goose across the ground.
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Soon he got near the base of a large tree and above we heard another Eagle call, this time it was a Fish Eagle and as it passed overhead the Martial spread it's wings and shielded the goose from the Eagle flying overhead.
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After deciding his prize was safe, he turned and started pulling at it finally eating.
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This was one of the most exciting raptor sightings that we have had and I wanted to share it with my fellow forumites.
Sorry if there are a lot of pictures.

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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle
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Wow, what an amazing sighting! And the pics tell the story - thanks for sharing! :clap: :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle
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Stunning sighting Norm. :thumbs_up:

Not enough pics. Great story.

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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle
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BB - I have about 50 more, didn't want to bore you. Still working on editing video of the sighting and hope to get it up at some point.

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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle
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:clap: :clap: Jan, Norman, Leeukos and all others......Wow!!! :great: :great:

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 Post subject: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hello,

please can anyone help me to identify these birds.

Martial eagle?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Juvenile martial.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Thank you Bush Baptist!

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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle
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Awesome photo's!

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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle
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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle
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Siobain, your Eagle looks like he needs to visit a stylist! Great photo though.

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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle
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Thanks Normana! :o

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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle
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Two martials seen recently in KNP :

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 Post subject: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hello! Any identification ideas on these? All pictures were taken in Kruger this month (February).

7. Near Berg En Dal- African Hawk Eagle or Immature Martial Eagle?
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