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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby flying cheetah » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:33 pm

ould this eventually be an Osprey, would be my first one :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Barcud » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:36 pm

Hi FC,

Yes, you are right with Osprey.

Great birds and nice pic.

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Re: Osprey

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:33 pm

For those interested there is still an Osprey around the Mankwe dam (Pilansberg). Took this photo today at 12h00.
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Re: Osprey

Unread postby Andreas_79 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:00 pm

Well......as the Osprey is a migratory bird he spends half of the year in Europe where he also breeds. In Germany´s two north-eastern provinces Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg sightings of Ospreys are almost guaranteed. I saw a breeding couple with a juvenile last year and a hunting osprey last week.

Unfortunately the birds were too far away for a good photo.

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Re: Osprey

Unread postby LaeveldLeeu » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:41 am

Very nice Osprey photos on the public sightings gallery. Taken at Skukuza Golf Club. Will be searching for this bird the next time I get to Skukuza

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Re: Osprey

Unread postby johanrebel » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:59 pm

The one and only I've seen in Kruger was flying over Pioneer Dam. This was around 1994 or so.

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Re: Osprey

Unread postby Bibronsgecko » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:55 pm

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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Re: Osprey

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:20 pm

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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Re: Osprey

Unread postby Vlakvarkvrou » Fri May 11, 2012 10:43 pm

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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Re: Osprey

Unread postby Roan » Fri May 11, 2012 11:12 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :mrgreen:
Great sighting VV!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby mikemcbride » Sat May 25, 2013 6:26 pm

Thanks for the info Matthys.

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

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Mon May 27, 2013 8:34 am

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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby mikemcbride » Tue May 28, 2013 10:30 pm

Some more photos

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby mikemcbride » Tue May 28, 2013 10:33 pm

Some more photos
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed May 29, 2013 8:26 am

I cannot see the photos on the laptop and have to check on my phone which makes it a real tedious task.

From what I can see the bird seems to have a white crown which would point to Osprey. There also seems to be a facial mask. African Fish-Eagle could show a mask as well. What bothers me a bit here to go with Osprey is the amount of white on the wing.

As said, the photos on my phone is quite small and to make detail from it is very tough.
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