A visitor

05 Jul 2015 15:05 - 05 Jul 2015 15:07 #2957 by Paul TW
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We got a rare visitor to one on our cameras last month. Birds are very rare for us to capture, even terrestrial birds. It was surprise to see a bird of prey, who seemed fascinated by either his/her reflection or the flash. No bait in the area either so not sure why we got the visit - pity about the focus.

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06 Jul 2015 06:45 #2958 by bootly66
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Looks like Japanese Sparrohawk...

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06 Jul 2015 06:50 #2959 by onflipflops
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My guess would be Changeable Hawk Eagle, but I have to say I get easily confused with all the raptors.
Indeed a shame the focus is off but otherwise a great capture!

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06 Jul 2015 06:54 #2960 by onflipflops
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Ahh I see Bootly66 was up early and looking at the same picture and replying at nearly the same time as me, haha.
Since he is more into birds, I guess his judgement is probably better than mine.

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06 Jul 2015 07:59 #2961 by bootly66
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I must admit my first thoughts were Changeable Hawk Eagle and I'm still not 100% sure.. shame the picture didn't capture the whole wing span, that would help, also the absence of the yellow cere points towards it being CH Eagle... Great capture though..

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06 Jul 2015 11:05 #2962 by bootly66
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ah ha... I've just been informed... Mountain Hawk Eagle...

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07 Jul 2015 00:24 #2969 by onflipflops
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Close enough ;)

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