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Raptors of KTP

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri May 23, 2014 3:00 pm

Thank you Rob and Hilda for the comments :dance: :dance:

Rob...it was a young one still trying to fly 3 meters from our car......what a sighting and photo opportunity. :thumbs_up:

Golden hour pose...

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun May 25, 2014 8:56 am

Thank you Rob for your kind comment :thumbs_up:

Lanner Pose...

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by granjan » Mon May 26, 2014 8:05 pm

Wonderful pictures,on this thread. :clap: :clap:
ImageIMG_7140 by jansp, on Flickr

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by CliveK » Tue May 27, 2014 4:30 pm

Martial Eagle sighted below Auchterlonie Picnic Site

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed May 28, 2014 7:15 pm

First light Tawny .....
(light was still poor but a nice sighting)

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by CliveK » Wed May 28, 2014 9:26 pm

Thanks for your most valued comments Jan van Wyk, Lion Queen and eos5d :D :D :D

Jan.... A beautiful Tawny. Well captured in the available light. Truly a lovely shot :clap: :clap:

Here is what I think is also a Tawny that I was lucky to capture but am open for correction please........


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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by granjan » Wed May 28, 2014 9:52 pm

Imagepygmy falcon by jansp, on Flickr

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sat May 31, 2014 9:29 pm

Thank you for the comment Clive.

Yip that is a beautiful Tawny ....stunning light and image!! :clap: :clap:

Super Pygmy image Granjan :clap: :clap:

Vulture near Mata Mata posing..

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by CliveK » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:43 pm

Jembo....Sorry I can't help on Stephan's posting ID. I too am lost on bird identification :doh:

Jan van Wyk.... Lovely Vulture - only a mother could love it!!!!! and thanks for the comments and ID of my Tawny :D

Perhaps you, or someone else can help with the ID of this one?.......

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:37 pm

Thank you for the comments... :dance: :dance:

Clive that is a Brown Snake Eagle....according to my book......no feather around the legs...big yellow eyes..and feathers on the tale got stripes.... :thumbs_up:

Young Goshawk locked in...

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by hilda » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:34 pm

Jembo wrote:Come on, where are the experts when we need them?


Hi Jembo! The experts will definitely attend to any ID queries if they are posted here:

Identification Help - Raptors

or

Identification Help - General Birds

or

Identification Help - LBJs.

They don't necessarily read the Travel Tales. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by AndrewJPearson » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:47 pm

The eye does look quite yellow to me.... I would go with Brown Snake Eagle. Its seems a bit thinly builst and 'small' in relation to the perch, to be a Juv Bateleur....

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by CliveK » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:48 pm

Thanks all for your help :clap: :clap: I agree that the orange eyes creates the difficulty. :roll: :roll:

Captured this pair of tawnies at Kij Kij to share ..........

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:43 pm

Take a bow Clive.....that is two stunning images!!!

First light pose...

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Re: Raptors of KTP

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:30 pm

Lanner resting.....like the light on his eye...

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