An unexpected travel - January 2012 *

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

Post by nan » Mon May 21, 2012 3:20 pm

of a new road... river :lol:

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Botswana's road and the expected new one

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

Post by Dewi » Mon May 21, 2012 3:20 pm

Stunning pics again Nan.

Check out your second pic of the "Lanner" you might want to revise that to something even better.

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

Post by nan » Mon May 21, 2012 3:21 pm

right... no feather along all the legs and a little white on the tail :shock: ... an Hobby, Eurasian Hobby ????
it seems to me, I have only one picture... because we went to close... it fly away :twisted:

will search in the external drive... if I found another one :lol:

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

Post by Dewi » Mon May 21, 2012 3:21 pm

Hi Nan, no, not Hobby. A Kgalagadi special. Look closely at the patterning on the back and the tail pattern - broad, black band. Head pattern & colour is also a good pointer.

I got really excited when I saw your pic as it's one of the best I've seen of this species.

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

Post by nan » Mon May 21, 2012 3:23 pm

hmmmmmmz..... Taita Falcon... but not occur in Kgalagadi... as per my book :shock: ... a lost one

a very rare sighting Image

and I have indeed only one picture... only one...

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

Post by Dewi » Mon May 21, 2012 3:23 pm

Hi Nan, Hope I have not misled you here, you have probably seen them before in KTP, but I've only seen one as it flashed by in a blur.

Bigger than Taita, smaller than Lanner. (Both of these do not show the boldly marked back pattern seen in your pic).

Probably not that rare in KTP, but not as common as Lanner.

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

Post by Lisbeth » Mon May 21, 2012 3:23 pm

Maybe I know.... the black end of the tail with the white tip..............

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

Post by nan » Mon May 21, 2012 3:24 pm

A Peregrine is more greyish than mine... but the size is between Lanner and Taita
also with a big tears and white at the end of the tail

I search to see one... at my little pond :shock:

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

Post by Dewi » Mon May 21, 2012 3:24 pm

Smaller than a Peregrine. The only Falcon in the region with the broad black tail band. Head colour might help?

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

Post by nan » Mon May 21, 2012 3:25 pm

well, the last one :-( ... Red-necked Falcon, also no feather on the leg, white at the end of the tail, rufous head... but not so important tears

and even if this Falcon is not in my books :twisted: ... it's a beautiful one... and Falcons are... wow... so nice

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