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James Tyrrell

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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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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Guessing an eagle if I look at the form.

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Looks like a crowned eagle!!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I think it hawk

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

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

C.M Malyon
Explorer

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

Rory Hudson
Explorer

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

Wynn Derr
Explorer

Greater spotted eagle?

Wynn Derr
Explorer

African crowned eagle?

Wynn Derr
Explorer

Yay! Got it right!!

Kara Taylor
Digital Tracker

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

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Booted Eagle

Andrew Pike
Explorer

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

A dove

Marcia Parker
Explorer

Crowned eagle

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

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

Ian Maclarty
Explorer

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…..

Nicole Bernhardt
Senior Digital Ranger

Ayres’s Hawk Eagle?

Alex McMillan
Explorer

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

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

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

Declan Porter
Explorer

I’d say that it’s a Crowned Eagle.

David Read
Explorer

Ayres Hawk Eagle?

Sue Edmunds
Explorer

Martial?

Sherry Rix
Explorer

Snake eagle? Or a Harrier hawk?

Craig Mb
Explorer

Steppe Eagle…

David Finkle
Explorer

Crowned hawk-eagle

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