Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Raptors and special moments


As a nature guide, mostly specialising in birds, I often get asked what my favourite bird is. After a lifetime of birding I can honestly say I have no ‘real’ favourite, I love so many! Even breaking it down using a simple formula of families or even groups becomes difficult. What is striking is the number of friends who accompany my forays into different parts of the world who, without hesitation, are smitten with raptors. And so I thought it would be fun to share a few raptor snaps with readers here.

Europe.

Pallid Harrier.


Black-winged Kite.


Kestrel.


Asia.

Crested Serpent Eagle.


Upland Buzzard.


Brahminy Kite.


Africa.

Martial Eagle.


Tawny Eagle.


Eastern Chanting Goshawk.


Americas.


Harpy Eagle.


Southern Caraca.


Aplomado Falcon.


Hope you enjoyed this little bit of self-indulgence and if you did please leave a comment if you would like to see more!

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1 comment:

HibernoManchego said...

Tis true, it's a tough question to answer. It depends on the time of year for me. I find I always look forward to my favourite visitor, the bee-eaters. To me they are the sound of long, warm days when the countryside really comes alive. Love the blog.