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Eagle: Martial Eagle

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Re: Wahlberg's Eagle?

Unread post by bondm » Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:32 pm

Thanks to all for your replies. bondm

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by bondm » Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:49 pm

Hi all you experts. Here is another pic I took last year just north of the Sabie river low bridge/dam wall. Can anyone ID it.ImageImmature Martial?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:24 pm

Looks like an immature martial
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Imberbe » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:07 pm

:thumbs_up: Immature martial. The brown speckles at the back of the neck is indicative.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by bondm » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:24 pm

Thanks for the ID SVR. Adult Martial eagles are quite easy to recognise but I can't seem to ID the youngsters. I've probably seen quite a few over the years but also ended up putting them down as 'not known'. Thankyou for the forum. bondm

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by Bobbi Jane » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:10 pm

This juvenile Martial(?) was seen near Lower Sabie Camp on the road to Crocodile Bridge beginning July 2011. One of Krugers greatest eagles in my opinion!

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by WillemK » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:25 pm

Touareg wrote:I had an interesting sighting in the KTP recently when I saw a Martial Eagle in a small thorn bush breaking off branches to use as nesting material. Here the Martial flies off with the material. Must be a prickly nest and I hope they line it out with something soft. :D

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Hi T

I am sure we saw the very same eagle building its nest. Was it between Kji Kji and Melkvlei?

I also have a picture on my trip report but unfortunately I didn't have the right lense because he was just too far.

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by WillemK » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:55 pm

There was a Martial Eagle around Dalkeith waterhole for a few days in May 2011 - gave nice photo opportunites like these:

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a martial eagle, I think

Unread post by schliek » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:41 pm

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Re: a martial eagle, I think

Unread post by Touareg » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:53 am

Going by the feathers not he legs and shape of the bill, I would agree with Martial Eagle.
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Re: a martial eagle, I think

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:27 am

schliek, please use the ID threads stuck at the top of this page... the three catagories are good for any bird you need to have ID'd. That way we keep the bird pages neat and elegant.
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Re: a martial eagle, I think

Unread post by lettuceleaf711 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:38 am

yes - martial :thumbs_up:

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by Nico » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:47 am

Hi WillemK, the Martial Eagles are still around Dalkeith Waterhole as you can see in this video that I made in August 2011. I filmed the Eagles also mating.


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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by issi » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:51 pm

Willem K, WOW. what lens did you use?
We were in KNP in July and was amazed how many Martial Eagles we saw and good sightings!

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by WillemK » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:10 pm

Nico wrote:Hi WillemK, the Martial Eagles are still around Dalkeith Waterhole as you can see in this video that I made in August 2011. I filmed the Eagles also mating.



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Great video - and I am so glad to hear they are still around. Hopefully they'll still be there in Dec 2011 when I'll be back. I saw great photo opportunities in your video - sorry, I am a photo guy and not a video guy. But I really enjoyed watching your video as it was well shot.

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