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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby WillemK » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:55 pm

There was a Martial Eagle around Dalkeith waterhole for a few days in May 2011 - gave nice photo opportunites like these:

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a martial eagle, I think

Unread postby schliek » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:41 pm

tell me
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Re: a martial eagle, I think

Unread postby Touareg » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:53 am

Going by the feathers not he legs and shape of the bill, I would agree with Martial Eagle.
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Re: a martial eagle, I think

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:27 am

schliek, please use the ID threads stuck at the top of this page... the three catagories are good for any bird you need to have ID'd. That way we keep the bird pages neat and elegant.
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Re: a martial eagle, I think

Unread postby lettuceleaf711 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:38 am

yes - martial :thumbs_up:

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Nico » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:47 am

Hi WillemK, the Martial Eagles are still around Dalkeith Waterhole as you can see in this video that I made in August 2011. I filmed the Eagles also mating.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvRXKNz4-xI[/video]

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby issi » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:51 pm

Willem K, WOW. what lens did you use?
We were in KNP in July and was amazed how many Martial Eagles we saw and good sightings!

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Hawk » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:33 pm

Short clip of a Martial Eagle calling, filmed in central Kruger Park.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i5K6ROhTiE[/video]
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby WillemK » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:10 pm

Nico wrote:Hi WillemK, the Martial Eagles are still around Dalkeith Waterhole as you can see in this video that I made in August 2011. I filmed the Eagles also mating.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvRXKNz4-xI[/video]


Hi N

Great video - and I am so glad to hear they are still around. Hopefully they'll still be there in Dec 2011 when I'll be back. I saw great photo opportunities in your video - sorry, I am a photo guy and not a video guy. But I really enjoyed watching your video as it was well shot.

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby WillemK » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:16 pm

Hi I

Your comment:

"Willem K, WOW. what lens did you use?
We were in KNP in July and was amazed how many Martial Eagles we saw and good sightings!"


Great for you - the sightings of the martial eagles in the Kruger. My sightings were in the Kgalagadi Trans. park and one doesn't get better raptor sightings in the KTP than this.

My equipment used: Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 70-200mmm f2.8 lens and Nikon 2.0 convertor for these photos. A bit of a overkill as the eagle was sitting on the branch of a tree about 20-30m away from the car.
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby H. erectus » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:08 pm

WillemK thats a good shot, maybe not technically
but well composed. Lenses don't bring composition.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Scottm » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:39 pm

Can someone please confirm the identity of the beauty below? Southern KNP last Sunday. Whalberg's pale form?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby adrianp » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:08 pm

Hi

Your Eagle looks like a sub-adult martial Eagle.

The legs are booted, and the small black spots are starting to appear.

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:14 pm

Juv Martial Eagle :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby mel123 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:41 am

Hi guys, I'm back from KNP and am preparing my trip report. I would like to ask some help identifying some raptors we saw or confirming my ID's. All were seen around the Pretoriuskop/Phabeni area in the past four days.

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My best guess would be African hawk eagle, but I'm not confident at all.

Thank you so much for your help! :gflower:


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