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)
Long-legged Buzard (Buteo rufinus)
Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus.
Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) juveile obviously very exhausted bird.
Excellent photos! Amazing. I think on the Bonelli’s Eagle photo there’s a Honey Buzzard. A juvenile.