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Unread post by Leanawel » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:08 pm

:clap: :clap: Jan!

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Unread post by susanna1 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:51 pm

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Stunning images uploaded again!!

Just love the LP gallery with all the amazing image!! :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:32 pm

Thank you Susanna and Leana for the comments :thumbs_up:

Collecting nesting materials....

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Unread post by susanna1 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:48 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Superb sightings and images!!

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Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:50 pm

Thank you Susana for the comment :thumbs_up:

Best start to a new day... :dance: :dance:

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Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:16 pm

Beautiful...*sigh* ...making me extra homesick! :mrgreen:
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Unread post by hilda » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:07 pm

I fell way behind, but finally caught up again! Beautiful images all who posted! :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:40 pm

Thank you all for the views and comments :thumbs_up:

Last light pose of the two Eagles......

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Unread post by hilda » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:32 am

Absolutely stunning Jan! :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by lion queen » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:44 am

Stunning sunrise! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

and I love Fish Eagles!! :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:46 am

Stunning Jan, you are truly bring "Home" to us. :mrgreen:
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Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:20 am

Jan, liked the Giant Kingfisher take-off. :clap:

Also enjoyed the heron, Fish Eagle and the early morning sunrise scene. :dance:

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Unread post by 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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Unread post by 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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Unread post by 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

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