Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sutherland raptor run-in

Not much excitement driving up to the observatory this afternoon, until I got up Verlatekloof & all the raptors popped out!  Eventually persuaded this jackal buzzard to leave its perch & do a cruisy flyby...

Then a bit further along found a martial that was ready to go.  My arrival with a long lens was enough to send it on its way with much heavy flapping.

Fortunately she flew off along the Merweville road so I could chase after & be in position for a wonderful, inquisitive low pass :)

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