21 December 2010

(Eastern) Imperial Eagles at Mai Po, Hong Kong

Adult in flight (actually, it was so close with the 800mm I clipped the wingtip off this shot !)



juvenile/first winter

juvenile/first winter



They seemed to be fighting over something in the grass, but I couldn't see what it was
also present: Collared Crow and Greater Spotted Eagle



"Head over heels" - one of the two senior Imperial Eagles tumbled junior right off his perch

5 comments:

  1. This is simply a stunning post, John!
    The first one just made me speechless...

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  2. Wow!.. in flight potrait!.
    That crow and eagles must be fighting for teritory.

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  3. Fantastic flight captures,stunning.
    John.

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  4. Wow and I thought we were spoiled with eagles in Hokkaido..........

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  5. Thanks to all for for comments... there has been a lot of clearance on Ponds 20/21 at Mai Po and the open area has provided space for wintering raptors...up to 4 (Eastern)Imperial Eagles and 3 Greater Spotted Eagles... but not always at the same time !

    Bena Smith and the other WWF HK people have done a fine job here. (Mai Po is managed by WWF HK)

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