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Kite: Yellow billed

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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread post by kite » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:56 pm

The yellow-billed kites have gone!

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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread post by granjan » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:47 pm

I love watching these kites swoop and swerve with their tails acting as rudders and there were plenty around at the end of October. The nest was at Sable Dam and the other pics were taken at Lower Sabie.
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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread post by kite » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:04 am

Magnificent kites in flight pics and the kites on nest pic is also great.
How did you get on same level to peep in nest?
Thanks, Granjan

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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread post by normana53 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:57 am

Great pics, saw lots of them in Kruger the first two weeks of this month.
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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread post by kite » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:07 am

KITE WATCHERS ALERT!
I am still seeing kites in Durban, though I don't think as many!
Lets have a daily KITE Report so we get a good idea of when the bulk of them depart.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:32 pm

Been out of the bird watching scene for a while now (if you can call 15 years a while). Great to be back again I must say. Nevertheless, need to verify one or two little buggers if possible please.

Tawny?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:21 pm

Here's my go!

yellow billed kite.
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by MattAxel » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:20 am

They are:

Yellow-billed Kite

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by DotDan » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:38 am

Agree with the rest of the ID's that Adrian gave.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:56 am

Thanks Guys Much Appreciated.

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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread post by LaeveldLeeu » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:54 am

The Kites are back in SA.

I saw my first kite this morning on my way to work between White River and Nelspruit. It swooped down to pick up some sort of road kill. Just hope itself didn't become roadkill.

Spring is almost upon us.

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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread post by RosemaryH » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:31 am

:D Good news, thanks LL :thumbs_up:
Such stunning birds.
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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread post by kite » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:39 am

Kite spotted (not spotted kite, yellow billed!), over Mount Edgecombe, near Durban, on 31 July.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by whipper » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:49 pm

Hello

Please help me identify these birds taken recently in the park

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:20 pm

I'll make a guess:
1. tawny eagle

(also you really should be specific about which park when you ask for ID, as for many formumites, 'the park' is KTP :wink: )
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