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Jan van Wyk
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:37 pm

Thank you for the views and comments :thumbs_up:

The Water Monitor decided to walk right past the Plovers nest...

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As usual with a lot of noise they escort him to the water away fro the nest.. :dance:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby hilda » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:02 am

I can just hear that commotion Jan, and I don't blame the Plovers! :D
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby JimS » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:45 pm

African Goshawks at Lake Panic

The two pictures are of an immature African Goshawk perched at the entrance of the hide taken in March 2010, and a mature African Goshawk taken about 15 metres from the entrance to the hide, taken in October 2014.

It would be nice to think that it could be the same bird grown to maturity, I guess that four years would be sufficient time to grow to maturity. I have checked in Peter Steyn's book "Birds of Prey", Alan Kemp's book of the same name, Roberts, and the SA Avian atlas, but can find no information on how long the bird takes to grow to maturity.

Never the less, a very handsome bird.

ImageJuvenile African Goshawk by Jim, on Flickr

ImageAfrican Goshawk by Jim, on Flickr

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:09 pm

Wow what a sighting and superb images!! :clap: :clap:

Thank you for sharing :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:54 pm

After those brilliant shots......only a fly by.... :hmz:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby susanna1 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:26 pm

Superb images Jan and Jims!!

Thank you for sharing your superb sightings and shots!! :clap: :clap:


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