Bird of the Week: 3rd March - raptors

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Bird of the Week: 3rd March - raptors

Hey all - this week's theme is inspired by the latest ep of Hello Birdy (but I will admit I haven't got to watch it yet). Lets see your raptor shots. Going to challenge you to post a perched photo and an in flight photo (max. 1 of each) if you have them - they don't have to be the same bird (but it would be great if they are).


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Most of my raptors are perched, just like this Nankeen Kestrel. I have posted him before.

(Unless we all go out to find raptors today, most of the photos will be older ones)


Elsie's picture

I never get tired of seeing our shots M-Lsmiley

Here are my two, a Pacific Baza perching and in flight. I can't wait to see everyones photos!

Lachlan's picture

Here are my offerings for the week. I have a tragic lack of decent raptor photos; I love raptors, but never get any nice photos. crying Love the Baza and Nankeen Kesterel photos though! smiley 

cassie.c87's picture

No perched photo for me and this is the onlt decent flying one I could find of a white-bellied sea eagle being bothered by a Whistling kite? (hope two raptors in one photo is ok)

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Shorty......Canon gear


Rick N
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Whistling kite at Watchells lagoon.

desbee's picture

White-bellied Sea Eagles are my contribution. The flying one is a bit too far away for my 200mm lens, but is the best I can find. The head shot is an old scanned film shot from the archives, but is obviously perched at the time.


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Nankeen Kestrel doing a balancing act with the wind while perched. Osprey in flight just after take off.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Annie W
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Juvenile White-bellied Sea-Eagle

Juvenile Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle

West Coast Tasmania

sacrednavel's picture

Beautiful, everyone!


A Little Eagle that had a Nest nearby, unfortunately a Storm blew it down before they had any Chicks.


Kippa-ring, Qld.

windshear's picture

Argh... my desktop computer died... guess I just have to enjoy all of your photos instead. (I have backups of my photos, it's just a bit complicated)

mpb's picture

My favourite backyard bird at the moment.

Spotted Harrier

Also excited to have a peregrine falcon visit.


Lachlan's picture

surpriseWow! I wish I got Spotted Harriers and Peregrine Falcons in my backyard like that!

Splendid photos, Mark. 

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sue818's picture

A couple from Exmouth in WA... Brown Falcon and Wedgetail Eagle. Sorry not the same bird. I especially love the Harrier shot, well done to catch it so well Sue

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Wow mpb ! A spotted harrier in flight at eye level and his looking right at you ,a dream shot ,I love seeing raptors especially IFP

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Black Shouldered Kite


Everyone has posted such beautiful photos .... Shoop has got in-flight and perched in one shot!

I didnt have anything much to enter, until this morning i got some pics of a black shouldered kite. 


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