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 Post subject: Re: Osprey
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:55 pm 
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saw this osprey in december on the skukuza golf course-ps i looked like a idiot when i was running down from the clubhouse to the water....but i got the photos :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Osprey
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Looking like an idiot is a hazard of a birder's trade Bibs.

I ran out of my house with binos staring into the plane tree across the road for months before the Klass' cuckoo showed itself!

Had a stunning osprey sighting in WCNP last month. It flew overhead with a fish in its talons. No time for a pic. Just enjoyed.

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 Post subject: Re: Osprey
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I am also up for correction here. Could this be an Osprey or a juv fish-eagle. This pic was taken along the Biyamithi river where you often see fish-eagles.

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 Post subject: Re: Osprey
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That's a juvie fish eagle Son godin (unfortunately :| )

I've only seen osprey once -- drifting along the stream while I was doing the Mooiplasie hiking trail in Dinokeng with no proper :cam: gear handy! The bins worked fine though so I spent a nice minute or two lying flat on my back watching the osprey drifting/flapping along :D


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 Post subject: Re: Osprey
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Good evening,
On 12 March 2012 around 5.12pm we were driving on the H4-1 between Nkuhlu and Lower-Sabie when we stopped for a beautifull Fish Eagle on a dry tree branch near the road. A few meters on we took photos of the juvenile Fish Eagle not far from his parent....or so we thought. I only realised afterwards that it was definately not a Fish Eagle, but a beautiful Osprey (Visvalk).

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 Post subject: Re: Osprey
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Great sighting VV!

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 Post subject: Re: Osprey
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Thanks Roan - :gflower: :gflower:

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What a lovely surprise Vvv!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Thanks for the info Matthys.

Does anyone know what this is? Saw it about 10Km's from Skukuza

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Do you have any other pics, maybe from another angle?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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I would also like to see a couple of more photos from other angles. Looking at this on my cellphone there are some resemblances to Osprey.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Either a Juvenile Fish-Eagle or even perhaps an Osprey, but would need a photo from another angle.. especially the face.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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I will put some more pictures up tonight, unfortunately this is the best one as it was quite far away. I also thought it could be an Osprey but I think it was too big. If you look closely you will see that from its eyes upwards the head is completely black.

There was no bird in my book that it looked similar to.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Burchell's coucal-eagle. :twisted:

How about an(other) juvenile African hawk eagle.

Awaiting other pics with interest. :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Some more photos

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