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Sea Eagles in Norway

Thought for the day….”Those who do not learn the lessons of history are bound to repeat them”

” Do not wait for the day of judgement, it takes place every day”.

Also known as the fish eagle, the sea eagle can grow up to 1 metre in length and have a wingspan of 2m.  The white tail feathers show that the birds are adult.  Some sea eagles have been measured at over 7.5kg in weight, with the largest populations being found in the Artic north, including around the Lofoten Islands (where these photos were taken).   Despite their name, the fish eagle also hunts small mammals but they are largely scavengers, and will often steal food from other birds.

The photos below were taken with the Fuji X-E1, hand held on a moving boat (!!) with a 50-230mm lens.

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The Streets of Pakistan – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…” Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity”

” If you want to shine like the sun, then you have to burn like it”.

Off to Pakistan for today’s photo, and to Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber area of the North West Province.   This area is a centre for tribal groups, and because it is not far from the Khyber Pass into Afghanistan, then traders from Afghanistan are often seen on the streets there.   Once part of the British colony, it became part of the newly created Pakistan in 1947, although due to its position on the routes into Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, then it has seen conflicts for centuries.   Hot and dusty, with temperatures reaching into the 40 degrees during the summer.  Despite a population of around 2.5 million people, it is mostly men that are seen on the streets of Peshawar (as in much of Pakistan).  Pakistan is still very much a male orientated country, except in the Hunza province in the far north, where things are much more equal.    Seen here in the photo are Afghani street traders, a common sight on the pavements in Peshawar.

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and a photo out of the archives….a Ground Eagle seen in Zambia……..

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Photo of the Day Saturday 18th May 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day….” Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former” (A. Einstein).

” The superior man understands what is right, the inferior man understands what will sell”

Did you know that the chicken is the closest relative to Tyrannosaurus Rex?   Or that the smallest bird egg comes from the Hummingbird?  Or that there are 9865 different species of birds?  The largest bird is the ostrich, which also produces the largest bird egg.

Nice photo of a Ground Eagle today.  Interestingly, the female of the eagle family is always larger than the male.  Their fantastic eyesight is the key to their hunting success.  The Bald Eagle holds the record for the heaviest load carried by any bird, when it was verified as carrying a 6.8 kg mule deer fawn.

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