22/09/2008 at Tulha, SAANR

I spent morning at Tulha with Khalid Al-Ghanem. We were waiting raptors to drop to the pool to drink. Although the numbers of raptors were not high today a good variety f them compensated it. Juvenile Bonelli’s Eagle was a bit confusing but at home with raptor guide it was relatively easy to identify.

Hobby 1, Steppe Buzzard 3, Long-legged Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Marh Harrier 1, Pallid Harrier 2, Montagu’s Harrier 2, Bonelli’s Eagle 1, Osprey 1, Short-toed Lark 100+, Crested Lark 20, Redstart 1, Blue Rock Thrush 1, Thrush Nightingale 1, Common Cuckoo 1, Laughing Dove 2, Collared Dove 3, European Bee-eater 25, Sand Martin 5, Barred Warbler 2, Whithethroat 2, Lesser Whitethroat 2, Blackcap 2.

Hobby (Falco subbuteo)

Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo شُوَيهِينٌ أَوْرَاسِيٌّ

Long-legged Buzard (Buteo rufinus)

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus سَقَاوَةٌ

Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus.

Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus عُقَيِّبٌ عَسَلِيَّةٌ شَرْقِيَّةُ

Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) juveile obviously very exhausted bird.

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus وَقْوَاقٌ شَائعٌ

1 Response

  1. Hi,
    Excellent photos! Amazing. I think on the Bonelli’s Eagle photo there’s a Honey Buzzard. A juvenile.