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  1. Peregrine Egret attack

    Peregrine Egret attack

    I was looking at the snow covered mountains through my 500mm lens when a Peregrine appeared right in the middle of the viewfinder far, far away. I followed it as it accelerated closer and realised a poor Great Egret was casually cruising over the water. It seemed the falcon had the egret in its...
  2. Eurasian Hobby

    Eurasian Hobby

    Hobby hawking insects
  3. Tom St

    Birds in Germany--Taunus

    All observed in April 2021 in the Taunus region. 1) Is this falcon ID-able from the photo? 2) Which of the Redstarts is this? 3) Probably song thrush? 4) Probably song thrush? 5+6) Same bird on those two photos. Could be a flycatcher, or something really common that I am missing here. Thanks...
  4. Dimitra_v

    raptor ID (Northen Greece)

    I think maybe a falcon species and not an Accipitriformes species, because of the wing shape?? (I also cant find any Accipitriformes species that have such pale primaries, unless that is a plumage deformity? very unlikely) I saw this flying over a marsh around sea level. It flapped rather than...
  5. W

    Unidentified Flying Bird of prey Portsmouth, UK.

    Just taken about half an hour ago in Portsmouth, UK. Flying by the shore with what i looks some kind of fish in its talons ? Looks like a peregrin falcon to me but need some help identifying please.
  6. American kestrel.jpg

    American kestrel.jpg

    A male American kestrel takes off from a shrub near a local pond.
  7. Merlin.

    Merlin.

    Merlin (Female Juvenile possibly migratory from Iceland)
  8. Tom St

    Falcon in Jordan identifiable from this photo?

    Observed on 03.01.2020 at Jordan--Petra.
  9. Peregrine Falcons atop the chimney of the old butter and cheese factory

    Peregrine Falcons atop the chimney of the old butter and cheese factory

    A pair of youngsters
  10. Brown Falcon

    Brown Falcon

    Brown Falcon
  11. G

    Amur falcon or peregrine falcon, Maharashtra 2015 April

    help me out with the ID please. personally I believe it to be an Amur falcon, as it was sighted in the area few weeks before and it is an uncommon passage migrant in india.
  12. Perry panorama     Peregrine falcon

    Perry panorama Peregrine falcon

  13. DSC_4584-3.jpg

    DSC_4584-3.jpg

    Peregrine Falcon - this bird was hunting along the cliffs at my local (ish) seabird colony. It gave me a somewhat intimidating, long, hard look as it passed. Those talons are ridiculously oversized. (A faster shutter speed would have frozen all movement).
  14. Aplomado Falcon

    Aplomado Falcon

    Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis pichinchae)
  15. Common Mestra

    Common Mestra

    Common Mestra (Mestra amymone: Nymphaliidae) Wingspan 3.5-4.9 cm (1.4-1.9 in). Perched on Lantana.
  16. Eleonora's Falcon - Falco eleonora Sikiminia Lesvos 08/05/19

    Eleonora's Falcon - Falco eleonora Sikiminia Lesvos 08/05/19

    Eleonora's Falcon - Falco eleonora, Sikiminia , Lesvos The rough North coastal track of Lesvos (Eftalou to Sikiminia road) provides excellent views of the coast of Turkey, from where ,unfortunately thousands Syrian migrants have crossed the Aegean, into Greece, many of them loosing their lives...
  17. Aplomado Falcon

    Aplomado Falcon

    Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis)
  18. Aplomado Falcons

    Aplomado Falcons

    Aplomado Falcons (Falco femoralis septentrionalis)
  19. Encounter of two killer birds

    Encounter of two killer birds

  20. Western Marsh Harrier | Circus aeruginosus

    Western Marsh Harrier | Circus aeruginosus

    Western Marsh Harrier scavenging on a Lesser Flamingo kill made by a Falcon or an Eagle in the early hours.
  21. peregrine falcon

    peregrine falcon

    peregrine falcon enjoying the sun
  22. Merlin | Falco columbarius

    Merlin | Falco columbarius

    A shy winter visitor at Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. (Western India)
  23. Merlin

    Merlin

    Faucon merillon
  24. Peregrine Falcon

    Peregrine Falcon

    Subadult ssp. japonensis
  25. Peregrine Falcon

    Peregrine Falcon

    Juvenile ssp. ernesti
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