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Autumn is coming early migration south has started.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 August 2020 at 15:18
European Sea-eagle


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Disturbing the Owl. It flies off annoyed


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 August 2020 at 09:15
I like the light in both shots, excellent catch with the sea eagles wing tip in the water, super shot.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 August 2020 at 10:27
Thanks Simon
I was very happy with the sea-eagle shot
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 August 2020 at 11:54
Monday afternoon/evening I did go to the birding hide at Pornaistenniemi to see if there would be any interesting birds to photograph. The waters in front of the hide were mostly "dead", but in the sky there was at times some action...

1. Looks like there is unwanted visitor among the crows...

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2. Yep, there is a raptor among the hooded crows!

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3. Greater spotted eagle (Clanga clanga)
(Not an every-day sight in this part of the world!)

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Some slightly more common sightings:

4. Western marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

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5. Getting closer...

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6. And even closer

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7. Common buzzard (Buteo buteo)

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8. Starlings flying in ball formation

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Sadly, the sparrowhawk chasing those starlings escaped from my attempts to photograph it.

And have to mention that althought the photography part of the day was reasonably successful, sadly while biking back home I managed to fall and luckily bodily injuries were fairly minor, but my mobile phone happened to be in the combat trousers' cargo pocket that was the first to hit the asphalt and unfortunately the shattered display cannot heal itself...
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 August 2020 at 16:59
Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

Sadly, the sparrowhawk chasing those starlings escaped from my attempts to photograph it.
After reviewing my photos once again, I have to correct myself:

Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

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Granted, I have to admit this was from another situation than that particular starling chase.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 August 2020 at 15:01
Barn-owl
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 August 2020 at 18:07
Just when I thought your owl shots couldn't get any better. All I can say is WOW!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 August 2020 at 18:25
I think if that barn owl's wing on the left side wouldn't blend into the wheel in the background I would praise that photo more, but now that detail somehow bothers me a bit...

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European herring gull (Larus argentatus)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2020 at 07:38
Originally posted by Basil Basil wrote:

Just when I thought your owl shots couldn't get any better. All I can say is WOW!


Thank you very much

Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

I think if that barn owl's wing on the left side wouldn't blend into the wheel in the background I would praise that photo more, but now that detail somehow bothers me a bit...

Like the old philosopher, Jagger once pointed out: You can't always get what you want.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 August 2020 at 20:19
Woodpecker picking lunch in the trees

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2020 at 23:02
Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:


Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

I think if that barn owl's wing on the left side wouldn't blend into the wheel in the background I would praise that photo more, but now that detail somehow bothers me a bit...

Like the old philosopher, Jagger once pointed out: You can't always get what you want.


But if you try sometimes, well, you just might...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 August 2020 at 01:23
find that you get what you need.
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