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James Tyrrell


James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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on What Bird is This? #28

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Guessing an eagle if I look at the form.

Looks like a crowned eagle!!

James, I think it hawk

James, I think it is anniversary Sept 5, 2020, but we way 2021, Sept 5

I just Love your Virtual Safaris it is No wonder Londolozi won a 2020 Award – Congrats – always ahead to keep us entertained in the Covid 19 situation.Keep up the entertaining news and fantastic photography. Tina

Crowned Eagle – unlikely but I can see very dark speckling (not sure whether it has booties thought)

Greater spotted eagle?

African crowned eagle?

Yay! Got it right!!

Originally I thought the post was a nod to the secretary bird post but no. I will get one right one day!

Booted Eagle

I think an early EHB … my wife thinks a Crowned Eagle. There is ego at stake here!!!

A dove

Crowned eagle

Wow, you really know how to hurt non-birders. This one is really difficult!

Hi James,

Based on it being an exciting spot and the little detail on offer I will go with an African Crowned Eagle

it is a martial eagle…..

Senior Digital Ranger

Ayres’s Hawk Eagle?

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An African cuckoo hawk? Torn between that and a buzzard, which would be more interesting from a “returning birds” point of view …

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personally birding is my area of weakness but l would like to believe its an eagle basing on the outline

I’d say that it’s a Crowned Eagle.

Ayres Hawk Eagle?


Snake eagle? Or a Harrier hawk?

Steppe Eagle…

Crowned hawk-eagle

African Hawk Eagle

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