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12/08/2012 09:22:57 AM · #1
Shot this flying creature this morning but have no idea what it is. Nothing special I guess but would still like to know. Who knows?

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12/08/2012 09:29:40 AM · #2
Could it be a Peregrine Falcon?
12/08/2012 09:38:19 AM · #3
I think it's a juvenile buzzard, first year, maybe wrong ;)

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12/08/2012 09:41:32 AM · #4
Kan een slechtvalkje zijn (peregrine falcon), maar ik denk meer aan een buizerd (buzzard). Bij een slechtvalk verwacht ik meer een wit/bruin dwarspatroon op de borst (hoewel dat bij een jong ontbreekt), terwijl een buizerd heel goed een gevlekte witte onderzijde kan hebben.
12/08/2012 10:12:21 AM · #5
Looks like a peregrine, to me...
12/08/2012 10:13:48 AM · #6
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Does this help? I think indeed its the buteo buteo

Rememvber this is in Holland, western europe, just read that buzzards from scandinavia and germany come over for the winter here....

Message edited by author 2012-12-08 10:16:43.
12/08/2012 10:16:36 AM · #7
Doesn't have the field marks (helmet) of a Peregrine. My best guess is immature, dark phase Gyrfalcon.
12/08/2012 10:20:11 AM · #8
Eurasian Kestrel?
12/08/2012 10:23:29 AM · #9
No, quite sure it is a buzzard. The buzzard is very common in the Netherlands, you can see it all year round. Most of the time you see them close to the Motorways, waiting on a pole in the fields for dead birds or small animals (as a result of the busy traffic).
The Gyrfalcon is not really a bird you can find in the Netherlands.

ETA: The Kestrel is a much smaller bird than the buzzard and although quite common in the Netherlands as well, it doesn't look like one on the Hjalmars images.

Message edited by author 2012-12-08 10:27:31.
12/08/2012 10:27:12 AM · #10
Originally posted by Kroburg:

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The Gyrfalcon is not really a bird you can find in the Netherlands.

Oh, maybe it was a tourist visiting. Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) Netherlands and Belgium
Maybe it's been hunted to extinction since these photos were captured.
12/08/2012 10:29:17 AM · #11
Originally posted by hahn23:

Originally posted by Kroburg:

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The Gyrfalcon is not really a bird you can find in the Netherlands.

Oh, maybe it was a tourist visiting. Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) Netherlands and Belgium
Maybe it's been hunted to extinction since these photos were captured.

Let me say: can be easily found in the Netherlands ;-} Thanks for the correction.
12/08/2012 10:36:51 AM · #12
lol, this is fun... i know where it lives now so i will hunt it down and take better shots [maybe]

Ok, what is this then? Not a Ciconia ciconia and not a Ardea cinerea [white one? silver?]

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12/08/2012 10:39:36 AM · #13
Grote Zilverreiger/Great Egret (Ardea alba)
12/08/2012 10:43:15 AM · #14
Originally posted by Kroburg:

Grote Zilverreiger/Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Agreed! Great White Egret (Egretta alba) taking off from the water, Netherlands
12/08/2012 12:35:50 PM · #15
Originally posted by Kroburg:

No, quite sure it is a buzzard. The buzzard is very common in the Netherlands, you can see it all year round. Most of the time you see them close to the Motorways, waiting on a pole in the fields for dead birds or small animals (as a result of the busy traffic).
The Gyrfalcon is not really a bird you can find in the Netherlands.

ETA: The Kestrel is a much smaller bird than the buzzard and although quite common in the Netherlands as well, it doesn't look like one on the Hjalmars images.


I agree, absolutely a Buzzard. I found this great photo of the lighter plumage.

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BTW, I vote 21.gif wingyisleeds winner here. :)

Message edited by author 2012-12-08 12:38:07.
12/08/2012 01:00:28 PM · #16
That's indeed a nice shot Aliqui , I never really went bird shooting but I may pick that up coming days, see what I can find plus it gives me something to look around for...
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