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 Post subject: Re: Vulture: Lammergeier (Bearded)
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:29 pm 
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Oh Lizet.

Such special sightings of such a rare and amazing raptor.

You must have really enjoyed them!

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 Post subject: Re: Vulture: Lammergeier (Bearded)
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Wow, fantastic pics and sighting. Thanks for sharing Lizet! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Vulture: Lammergeier (Bearded)
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Thank you all :thumbs_up:

Barcud, will keep that in mind :twisted: Will be quite a hike!


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 Post subject: Re: Vulture: Lammergeier (Bearded)
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Lizet, when are we going birding?

Great photos! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Vulture: Lammergeier (Bearded)
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DuQues wrote:
Lizet, when are we going birding?

Great photos! :clap:


Thanks! You still have time in between the photo competition! :shock: This photo editing can be a full time job these days..
:hmz: How about Christmas in KTP? :P


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 Post subject: Re: Vulture: Lammergeier (Bearded)
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Oh WOW Lizet!! :dance: :clap: What awesome pictures! I love the ones with the vulture and raven.


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 Post subject: Re: Vulture: Lammergeier (Bearded)
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Northern Drakensberg (Cathedral Peak area) May 2010. SO caught a mature one on video.

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 Post subject: Re: Vulture: Lammergeier (Bearded)
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Amazing! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Vulture: Lammergeier (Bearded)
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 Post subject: Re: Vulture: Lammergeier (Bearded)
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Since my last report about tracking bearded vultures, another six birds have been added to the rapidly growing list of bearded vultures that have received tracking devices. Of those only two had been named. The naming process has become a much more pursued part of the programme and now all but the latest addition, a nestling, have been named.

The map below shows where the twelve birds are keeping and moving. It also supplies great info on which areas could be the best to visit if one wanted to see beardies…

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On the second day of the New Year I took a chance to visit GGHNP, obviously with the hope of seeing a bearded vulture… This has been a most elusive tick for me, second only to the Pel’s fishing owl, which, by the way, I have vowed WILL be ticked in 2011 as well.

Anyhow… Some time (years) ago one of the HR groups started talk about putting up a proper bird hide at GGHNP’s vulture restaurant and I thought it would have been done by now. So, I tackled that climb up the hill with two motivational factors helping to combat the shortness of breath and the run-away heartbeat that wanted to make my eyes pop. The bird hide thingy had not happened yet (BIG disappointment! I think one can write that one off by now…) and, worse, only two jackals could be seen amongst the skin and bones, quickly scampering away.

Some time later after I had recovered from the strenuous exertion and noticed this BoP-like bird moving over the park at a fantastic rate of knots… I got off three rapid-fire shots at it. Back at home the “darkroom” stage revealed that my trusty 40D had nailed the feathers of a beardie… Nothing like Lizet’s fantastic encounter(s), but I’ll take it!

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It is estimated that beaded vultures can glide up to 100 km/h… having seen “my” bird move, I think they may be capable of moving even be faster!

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 Post subject: Identification Help - Raptors
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Please confirm these for me. Taken on the Rhebok hiking trail in GGHNP in July.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hi Josh

This is an adult Bearded Vulture.

Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Thanks!
Confirms a new tick (Bearded)

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 Post subject: Re: Vulture: Lammergeier (Bearded)
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We spent a few nights at the Mountain Retreat in Golden Gate, so I got a chance to made better photos than last time, and I think I did....

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 Post subject: Re: Vulture: Lammergeier (Bearded)
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We visited Giant Castle in Oct 2011 and I got a few nice photos of the Beared vulture. What an experience to have the opportunity to take photos of these magnificent birds.

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