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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:52 pm

GP, that photo shows the Giss of a Immature Fish-Eagle perfectly.. The molted underparts, broad wings, bulky head.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:15 pm

:thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby adrianp » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:50 am

I thought there was something fishy with the initial ID :lol:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:52 am

:lol: Thanks adrianp.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:55 am

:lol: @ Adrian

Ja hell, I really misjudged that Fishy bird ..

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:09 am

:evil:

Time is running out WTM.. only about 28 hours left untill you have to face up ne :twisted:

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Re: Osprey

Unread postby bondm » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:38 pm

Hi All,

This photograph was taken from the S36 along the Bume river bed in early December last year. I didn't know the ID of the bird at the time and it was only when I got home and went through my images that I thought it might be an Osprey.
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Could you confirm this or tell what it is. Sorry for the poor quality as it was mid-morning and hot and sunny. It was also at quite a distance and I had to enlarge it quite a bit.

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Re: Osprey

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:41 pm

Sorry bondm, it's a juvenile fish eagle.

Looks like it has been fishing......
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Re: Osprey

Unread postby bondm » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:09 pm

Thanks for your ID Bush Baptist. I will say it did look like it was going through a moult and appeared a bit scruffy. I didn't see it catch the fish, but hopefully it did catch it by itself and is on the way to adulthood.

Thanks again

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Re: Osprey

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:30 pm

It doesn't look far from its adult plumage, and I am sure it caught it itself.

A few years ago I saw one younger than this one in a muddy pond and it grabbed a catfish and took it to the shore. I think the parents teach them very young.
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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:28 pm

H1-6 close to Letaba.

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread postby Goronta » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:46 pm

At Mopani restcamp entrance in july 2013


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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread postby RoelfA » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:10 pm

Stunning Photo's goronta,guinea pig and bondm. :D :D

Taken at Skakuza golf club :D :D

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