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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Amur falcon & others.

Sunday evening late after recovering from my adventures at Injasuthi, the dogs and I took our regular walk. I looked up and saw this Amur falcon sitting on a fence post not 20 meters from me. I only had time for one quick shot before it flew away.

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Above an Amur Falcon, (Falco amurensis).These birds travel thousands of kilometres from eastern Asia to spend the summer here in this part of the world. Quite small birds, their diet consists mostly of insects. Soon they will gather in huge flocks to start the long journey to their breeding grounds.

On the way to Injasuthi on Sunday morning I spotted a large flock of Amur falcons sitting on a power line. I only managed to photograph these two. 

While passing the larger of the three dams on the farm I photographed this Black-headed heron, and in the process captured this White-throated swallow swooping passed the herons beak. The swallow almost seems to be daring the heron to take his best shot.


Kay L. Davies said...

Super photos, Phillip, especially the last one. The Amur is a nice-looking falcon, and I'm glad it eats insects.

Flyfishermanrichard. said...

Just does not get better than that, and you got the picture too?

Well done.