Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Birds of Prey at Mary Glen.

The most birds of prey we have encountered so far during our Bird Trails surveys was at Mary Glen, a working cattle property in the Mary Valley. Seventy three species of birds were recorded during our stay, including Black-shouldered Kite, Spotted Harrier, a new species for me, Whistling Kite, White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Brown Goshawk, and we heard a Barn Owl calling during the night.

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Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris)

Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis)


Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)
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21 comments:

mick said...

All great photos but the ones of the Spotted Harrier are especially beautiful.

Heather Wilde said...

That third picture is my favourite, great capture.

Adam Jones said...

That Harrier shot is amazing.

fjällripan said...

Great photos of the beautiful birds!! /Susanne

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Amazing place to bird! Great pictures; I'm always envious of good flight shots!

Wally Jones said...

Sounds like a bird of prey paradise. Nice images!

Carletta said...

A nice series and the Harrier shots are terrific!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh, I do like the Spotted Harrier images very much~

i stora drag said...

Lovely flight photos! /Pia

TexWisGirl said...

that harrier is beautiful!

bettyl said...

Those are amazing looking birds. You captured them beautifully.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Lovely shots of the Spotted Harrier!

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots of birds.

Stewart M said...

Wonderful set of birds of prey - I seem to find it hard to get good pictures of birds of prey - these are good!

Thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Pete Shanley said...

Like those above, the spotted harrier shits caught my eye! Well done!

EG CameraGirl said...

Very nice shots of the flying birds of prey!

Maurizio Riccio said...

Hard to capture raptors. Nice work!

Phil said...

Never heard of Spotted Harrier Neil, but nice shots to show me what it looks like - another one of the "Circus" family I guess.

NatureFootstep said...

great looking raptors. Would like to see one for myself. :)

Island Rambles Blog said...

loved the spotted Harrier...they fly so fast, great shots!!