Brahminy Kite

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Sandgroper
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Brahminy Kite

Port Hedland W.A.

Sandgroper
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Quite a few of these around

teganb02
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Nice

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

WhistlingDuck

Great looking bird - would love to see one!

Devster
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Looks like the lamp post is a common persh. Thansk for sharing.

Sandgroper
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Fish. Enjoy your meal

WhistlingDuck

Yep ... its enjoying! Nice find and photos. 

Interesting that the Ospreys will make use of man made structures - i have seen them nesting on a light tower at Port Botany container terminal.

Sandgroper
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I've counted 6 here in Port Hedland. When the tide goes out fish get trapped in rock pools making it easy pickings for the birds

davidennew
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I shot this photo with my Nikon f801 back in 2007 .It was about 6 metres away .I approached the bird by walking backwards towards it ,occaisionally turning to refocus my camera . It was the last shot in my roll of 36 .Very lucky indeed!

Sandgroper
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Great shot

Sandgroper
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It's times like this I wish I  had a zoomier lens

HelloBirdy
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Is this not an osprey, Davidennew?

Ryu
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Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

Sandgroper
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My first thought was Osprey but I was told no, it's Brahiminy Kite. Looking on Wiki I cannot see much difference

HelloBirdy
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I think Posts #1, 2, 8 & 11 are Brahiminy Kites and your post #6 and Davidennew's post #9 are Ospreys

Ryu
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Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

davidennew
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Yes what am I thinking ,its an Osprey

davidennew
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Yes what am i thinking Its an Osprey.My local bird rescue lady Jackie said it was a teenager

Sandgroper
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With my old eyes at that distance it matters not to me whether kite or osprey. I'm just pleased to have seen two arrive and feed together. I just wish I could get closer

WhistlingDuck

Sandgroper wrote:

I'm just pleased to have seen two arrive and feed together. I just wish I could get closer

Well done Sandgroper, nice photos  - special sight seeing two of them enjoying their catch together.

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Like the Brahminy shots

As a South West sandgroper Ive only seen that bird at the Raptor refuge down at Marg River and they are certainly impressive bird

Dont take life too seriously, it never ends well

Sandgroper
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A few more shots of an impressive bird

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