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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread postby inado » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:23 pm

Fantastic pics Jan :clap:

I have this one:
Black Harrier (Circus maurus) - with a ring !
I hope that the name is correct.
Seen August 2010, Urikaruus.
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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:33 pm

It seems there are quite a few immature martials in the park at the moment.

This one is from near Leeudril.

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:34 pm

Jesica, send me your Email address and will forward you a few more.

December is surely the best time for Raptors. :D

a Few more images for the study

Greater Kestrel image near Houmoed

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Young Chanting Goshawks attacked a fox near Leeudril

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Chanting Goshawk take off near Twee Rivieren

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I don,t know the ID, think it is a young Bateleur?

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Tawny Eagle( I think)near 13 de Boorgat

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Can't wait for our next trip in December...........

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread postby Bibronsgecko » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:55 pm

Halo

This secretarybird i photographed on the road between Rooiputs and Twee rivieren...
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There are juvenile Pale chanting goshawks at Cubetjie quap and if you turn of the car and listen for a while you might hear them calling the parents...I spent one whole afternoon with them and the behavior was amazing,the would call the Parent and after she/he has caught a Ground agama they would deliver it to them and after the meal has been finished they would clean up and take just sit in the tree and scan the Kalahari landscape....after a while there would be another meal delivered....
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This one had a great time jumping around on the dry bushes...
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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread postby Madel » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:09 pm

I just want to thank everyone that has posted and participated on this subject so far! Keep posting please! I really do appreciate it.

Just to let you all know that all the migrants have finally arrived last week and there is definitely some Amur Falcons among the Red-footed Falcons. If anyone can find some that will sit still for long enough to allow a picture being taken, please let me know.

:dance: lots of birding to be done now!
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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:30 pm

a Few more Raptors images

Think it is a Brown Snake Eagle. Taken near Dalkeith

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Pygmy Falcon? Taken near Nossob

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Spotted Eagle Owl
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Tawny Eagle

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:35 pm

:hmz: I don't know if is the good place
I saw this Bateleur "showing its pectorals" on the 26.1.2012, around Kwang (sorry can't remember the exact place :redface: )

Bateleur... I'm the best... see my pectorals

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:lol: :lol:
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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:39 pm

and this juv. Martial Eagle, 30.1.2012, before the small Botswana's road to Kij Kij

struggling with... a log :lol:

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Image the log :whistle:
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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:12 am

saw in January 2012 :D

Pygmy Falcon/Fauconnet d'Afrique

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with a Forktail Drongo... to compare the size :wink:
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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:15 am

in January 2012

Red-necked Falcon / Faucon Chicquera

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:17 am

.... January 2012

Greater Kestrel / Crécerelle aux yeux blancs

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:23 am

... January 2012

Pale chanting Goshawk / Autour chanteur

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Image... very wet :(

Image... still to compare the size

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Image at Kieliekrankie :dance:
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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:24 am

... January 2012

Jackal Buzzard / Buse rounoir

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread postby Madel » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:04 pm

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all are very well!

Breeding season for the raptors have officially started :dance: I can tell its going to be an awesome season. I do however need all of your help in locating some of the nests for certain species. If you guys come across any Bateleur, Tawny and Martial Eagle nests could you please forward the GPS co-ords (hhhh/dddddd) or kilometers from closest waterhole. That would help a lot!

Thanks to everyone who contributes! It is much appreciated! :gflower:

Greetings from Nossob and happy birding everyone :cam:
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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread postby Scouter » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:14 pm

Went for a last drive to Kiy Kiy and back on Saturday morning with Vanessa and Stefan - coming back, well after the old Rooiputs turnoff, the sky was full of dozens of circling vultures that we watched coming in to land on the ridge on our left - unfortunately they were just over the ridge so we couldn't see what it was they were eating but we could see their heads - there must have been between 30 and 40 of them - Vanessa said she had never seen so many vultures :shock: - will ask her to post as I know she took some photos ....
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