Bird of the Week Challenge: 26th May - raptors

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Holly
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Bird of the Week Challenge: 26th May - raptors

Hi all

Apologies for not posting a new challenge yesterday, but lets get back to it today. A nice and easy challenge that we have had before - the raptors. Raptors are of course birds of prey. They can be dirunal or nocturnal (so don't forget the owls!)


Cheers
Holly

 

teganb02
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 probably my only raptor pic. A captive (obvi) Nankeen Kestrel 

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

Rick N
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That's a lovely shot Tegan. Shows just how tiny and delicate these birds are.

teganb02
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Thanks Rick! Yeah, I was really surprised at how tiny they are, but such a pretty bird

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

detritus
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The kestrels don't seem that small until you can get close up and personal with them. Definitely a favourite of mine - big on personality however small the body. 

One of my favourite raptor shots since the last raptor thread. Australian Hobby bravely dismembering his/her prey. This one of part of a pair that seem to always be there waiting when I go looking. Nice to get some consistency. Unbelievable the speed and manouverability when chasing down those dragonflies.

Rick N
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Nankeen Kestrel

Araminta
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One I might have posted a while ago, but it's one of my favourit birds, the Black-shouldered Kite.

M-L

Araminta
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Great shot Tegan, the Kestrel does look tiny. I'm sure the ones I see are larger? His glove could be very large?

M-L

Rick N
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Brown Falcon

WhistlingDuck

Little Eagle and Whistling Kite  -  I only like it because i had Little Eagle photos mis-identified as Whistling Kites for a few months, so its a nice comparison. 

timrp
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Very good shots! I love the Hobby Mike. Very nice shot of the BSK Araminta.

timrp
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A Pacific Baza I saw a few weeks ago.

Reflex
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A Black Kite I saw on my way to Bundaberg on Wednesday afternoon.

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

WhistlingDuck

One from today also 

rawshorty
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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

Reflex
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My Ballina based Osprey from Easter.

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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One from today. The Brahminy Kite was chasing away Silver Gulls and picking up fish frames that fishermen were throwing to the Pelicans.

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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

sue818
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Eastern Osprey enjoying that fish

 Sue

rawshorty
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This guy took 2 large fish to this nest in 30 minutes, maybe the young are already hatched?

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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

Reflex
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Brown Falcon. 

Samford Valley Qld.

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Whistling Kite

Snail
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Fantastic photos everyone. One of my most exciting raptor moments when this Square-tailed Kite circled straight over my balcony at home. I was alerted to its presence by the alarm calls of an army of Noisy Miners and Magpies.

LM

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White-bellied Sea-eagle with an eel

Sue

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