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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

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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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

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.

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Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:09 pm

Wow what a sighting and superb images!! :clap: :clap:

Thank you for sharing :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:54 pm

After those brilliant shots......only a fly by.... :hmz:

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Unread post by susanna1 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:26 pm

Superb images Jan and Jims!!

Thank you for sharing your superb sightings and shots!! :clap: :clap:

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Unread post by lion queen » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:55 am

Jim and Jan,

Awesome photos!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Tessa G » Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:00 pm

Beautiful shots Jan and Jims :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:29 pm

Thank you for the views and comments :thumbs_up:

Close up Black Crake...

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Unread post by Bushbuddies » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:08 pm

Still enjoying popping in here every now and then - great images! And I'm with you, JimS - I love the idea of that being the same Goshawk - so let's just say it is! :thumbs_up: And I do think we may be right... :whistle:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by hilda » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:00 pm

Beautiful pictures of the African Goshawk JimS! I can also not find any information about how long it takes before they reach maturity, but will keep on searching. :thumbs_up:

Awesome Fish Eagle in flight and stunning close-up of the Crake! :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by lion queen » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:14 pm

Beautiful Black Crake!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:20 pm

Thank you for all the views and comments :thumbs_up:

MK landing.....light was not good but love the pose and catch.. :D

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Unread post by Pumbaa » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:34 pm

Thanks so much for all the brilliant shots here :gflower: Sigh

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Unread post by isinkwe » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:08 am

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I hate it when the voices in my head go silent.......I never know what they are planning. :roll:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?

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Unread post by lion queen » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:02 am

Lovely!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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