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 Post subject: Re: Owl: Spotted Eagle-
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:59 pm 
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I am really looking forward to our resident Spotted Eagle owls that have been nesting (for 15 years) in this one pine tree located in the George Botanical Gardens. They should start nesting late July/early August and hope to capture the on an infra-red based webcam installed in the tree. At the moment we have Egyptian Geese visiting the nest by day and I received an email alert of a nighttime visitor at 1am, which I hope was the owls.

Stephan Hattingh from NMMU university rescued 2 of the chicks over the last few years as one had its wing clipped off on the railway track.
Here are the Egyptian Geese by day and and early evening visiting the nest
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Infra-red image waiting for the Spotted Eagle Owls rather
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 Post subject: Re: Owl: Spotted Eagle-
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Was at Sable Hide In late December 2008. We had set an alarm for the ealy hours of the morning to try and spot something.. All we could hear were the overly-enthusiastic calls of some owls.. Upon further inspection we found no less than four Spotted Eagle-owls perched on the 'railing' of the walkway. They didnt mind being shone at at all and were very photo friendly, if only I could find the photos... :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Owl: Spotted Eagle-
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 Post subject: Re: Owl: Spotted Eagle-
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Rusty Justy wrote:
Thanks for sharing kilos :thumbs_up:

Pleasure, finally a few brief visits of the Spotted Eagle Owl, not permanently in the nest yet. Any moment know for them to nest,possibly early Aug
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 Post subject: Re: Owl: Spotted Eagle-
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Taken early morning at Kgalagadi.

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 Post subject: Re: Owl: Spotted Eagle-
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Siobain wrote:
Taken early morning at Kgalagadi.

Wow Fantastic winking shot - one of the best I have seen
The Spotted Eagle Owl has just started nesting at 06h57
here in George Botanical Gardens
Setup the webcam 2 months anticipation that they will nest again.
Webcam link of the Spotted Eagle Owl(image refreshes every 30 sec)


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 Post subject: Re: Owl: Spotted Eagle-
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Great photo, Siobain.


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 Post subject: Re: Owl: Spotted Eagle-
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Thanks Lizet and kilos :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Owl: Spotted Eagle-
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Taken 12 Aug 2009 at 06h07 this morning
She has laid her 2nd egg since when she started nesting on Friday

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Siobain wrote:
Taken early morning at Kgalagadi.

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Is this the rufous form of the Spotted Eagle-Owl?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Yes it does look like it Siobain :)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Great photo by the way! :clap:
Thanks RJ! Great to see you around. :thumbs_up:

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Pleasure Siobain, It's good to be 'Back' :D

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