Hungry Pale Chanting Goshawk

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  • #382070

    Tobie
    Moderator

    I witnessed something interesting as we drove through our Addo Elephant Park last week. A juvenile Pale Chanting Goshawk was following its parent as it was hunting (or pretending do be hunting), moaning and begging for food.

    The parent was obviously determined to wean the ‘little one’ while encouraging it to hunt on its own. At some stages the young one even appeared to be launching attacks on its parent in order to convince it to feed it but to no avail.

    “Come now mom, not even a small morsel?”

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    “I want food NOW!”

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  • #382073

    Tom M
    Participant

    Love that first photo, Tobie. The young one appears to be larger than the parent…

     

    • #382079

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Thanks Tom. I think it still has a lot of fluff which it will probably lose as it molts into its final colors.

  • #382080

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Wow Tobie, what an amazing sight! Great images, and if you didn’t know, you’d think the bigger one was the adult!

  • #382097

    John Thompson
    Moderator

    I am so impressed with the detail of your bird shots.  I know it is the photographer that makes these shots great but what lens do you use to get this close to them?

    • #382130

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Thanks John! All of my bird shots are taken with a Tamron 150-600 G2. Excellent piece of glass!

  • #382119

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Good Ones Tobie

    • #382131

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Thanks so much Robert!

  • #382177

    Dahlia Ambrose
    Keymaster

    The first image looks quite funny with the juvenile looking up for food. Love this image Tobie 🙂

    • #382632

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Thanks Dahlia! 🙂

       

  • #382362

    beth
    Participant

    excellent photos and story too.

    • #382633

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Thanks Beth!

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