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Eagle, African Fish

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Re: Eagles: African Fish-Eagle

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:54 pm

Thank you Hilda and Ladybirder :thumbs_up:

We were lucky to photograph the Eagle again... :dance: :dance:

Got my best shots ever and will share a few over the next few days.........

Hope my ID is correct........think it is still a youngster.... :hmz:

I was ready when he decided to land nearby......

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Rate this perfect landing pose as one of my best Eagle images ever..........rare sighting plus perfect landing pose with lots of detail... :dance: :dance:

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More landing poses... :dance: :dance:

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Tbc...It such a rare sighting and will share a few more......... :thumbs_up:

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Re: Eagles: African Hawk Eagle

Unread post by manicwalker » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:51 am

WOW!!
Fantastic photos Jan, :clap:
Looking forward to more :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Eagles: African Hawk Eagle

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:54 am

Hi Jan,

I am viewing it on my phone so may be wrong, but the tarsi seems to be bare which rules out Hawk-Eagle. I think it is a young African Fish-Eagle.
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Re: Eagles: African Hawk Eagle

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:01 am

Sub-adult African Fish-Eagle.
The white plain tail with the dark terminal band and the white on the base of the primaries together with the heavy and broad wings and bare tarsi are the pointers.

Gorgeous photos! Well done Jan!
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Re: Eagles: African Hawk Eagle

Unread post by hilda » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:38 am

Stunning photos of the Sub-adult African Fish-Eagle Jan! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:36 pm

Thank you for the kind comments and Wiltuinman for the correct ID :thumbs_up:

Few more portraits of my wonderful sightingof the young FE.... :dance: :dance:

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by manicwalker » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:21 am

:) :clap: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by hilda » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:20 am

Absolutely stunning! Thanks Jan! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:28 pm

Thank you Hilda and manicwalker :thumbs_up:

Last series of the Fish Eagle........ :thumbs_up:

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The take off...

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by Ladybirder » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:07 pm

Fantastic photos of the Fish Eagle :cam: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by hilda » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:55 am

Such a beautiful young Eagle! Stunning photos, thanks Jan! :clap: :clap:
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