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Re: Osprey

Unread post by 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.

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Re: Osprey

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

H1-6 close to Letaba.

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

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

At Mopani restcamp entrance in july 2013


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Albert » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:16 pm

Just north of Shingwedzi, April 2015.
(The more I look at this, the more I get the feeling I am missing something obvious, but I just can't nail down the ID!)

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:25 pm

Check pics of juvenile fish eagles Albert.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Albert » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:46 pm

Ah! Found it on p67 of Oberprielers book... :redface: :redface:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by johanclassen » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:05 pm

Sorry for the Quality of this image...Near Letaba, two Juv Fish Eagles

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:40 am

Tried my raptor guide for the first time :dance: and I think you are correct in your ID of the Fish Eagles.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by sandeep » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:20 am

I would agree with your id Johanclassen. The juvenile fish eagles. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by johanclassen » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:15 am

Thanks Karin Mitton and Sandeep for your input. Appreciate. :)

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:29 am

Agree with the raptor id, including that of the immature Fish Eagle.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by johanclassen » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:21 pm

Appreciate your confirmation Wildtuiman. Cheers :lol:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Tessa G » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:48 pm

Could I have help in Identifying this Eagle seen on the S100 in December 2015
At the time I was told it was a juvenile African Hawk Eagle, but I am not sure now because I see that the African Hawk Eagle has yellow eyes and feet.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by hilda » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:18 pm

The Juvenile African Hawk-Eagle has dark brown eyes Tessa G. I am also of the opinion that this is a juvenile African Hawk-Eagle. :thumbs_up:
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