48 Hour photo comp. Birds

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48 Hour photo comp. Birds

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Ive checked Drakens very useful list, and I can't see that this has been covered before. Even if it has, its a very inclusive topic which should give everyone an opportunity to post something. What I would like to see are your photographs of aircraft (fixed wing or rotary) that are named after birds. Should be loads to choose from, but remember aircraft only, not Squadrons, and a Spitfire powered with a Merlin will not count. Bonus points for the more obscure, and I do like a bit of background but that isn't compulsory. Overseas translations are ok. A maximum of five photos per post but they must be of different types!
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Tucano at Cosford in 2018.
ImageDSC_5687_edit2 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

SR-71 Blackbird at Warner-Robbins in 2017
ImageD600_02_DSC_9529_edit by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

Osprey at Fairford in 2017.
ImageD600_02_DSC_4531_1600 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

EE Wren at Old Warden in 2021 (plus actual bird)
ImageuuD750_01_DSC_2790 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

AVRO Avian at Woodford in 1998.
Imageaa1998316_24 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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Kittyhawk

Image375 by Andy Heap, on Flickr

Hawk

ImageIMG_5039-01 by Andy Heap, on Flickr

Albatross

ImageIMG_2648 by Andy Heap, on Flickr

and this...

Image318 (2) by Andy Heap, on Flickr

And Harrier

ImageIMG_4591-01 - Copy by Andy Heap, on Flickr
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Harrier

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Nighthawk

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Sea Harrier

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Sea Harrier over Hawks

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Harrier

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Christ I need to re-edit some of these 🙈

The A-90 “Orlyonok” - roughly translated as “Eaglet”:
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The Su-25 we know as Frogfoot, but also known as “Grach” or “Rook” - a Soviet Navy liveried example no less:
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(Strike) Eagle
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Merlin
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Harrier
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1. Supermarine Swift F.7 at Solent Sky
Image2019_149 by Tony Adams, on Flickr

2. Gannet T.5 Wales Aircraft Museum
ImageWAM_19950630_0017 by Tony Adams, on Flickr

3. Percival Vega Gull at Kenley
ImageIMG_6683 by Tony Adams, on Flickr

4. Skyhawk at Wittmund
ImageW_05 Skyhawk by Tony Adams, on Flickr

5. Merlin at Valley
ImageTiger Merlin by Tony Adams, on Flickr
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A couple of Albatross(es) - ex Chilean AF SHU-16B

Image566 SHU-16B ex Chilian AF 'N8064N by Keith Heywood, on Flickr

Russian Navy Beriev A-40

Image378 red Beriev A-40 Russian Navy Training Regt Ostrov by Keith Heywood, on Flickr

Gannet AEW3

ImageXL500 'LM' Gannet AEW3 Rolls Royce by Keith Heywood, on Flickr

Merlin HM2

ImageZH843 '88' Merlin HM2 824 Sqn RN by Keith Heywood, on Flickr

Finally a B&W Harrier FA.2

ImageZH796 001/L Sea Harrier FA.2 ex RN 801 Sqn by Keith Heywood, on Flickr

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Image149_4965x by Sacha Howard, on Flickr
ImageK-B 239 by Sacha Howard, on Flickr
ImageIMG_0110 by Sacha Howard, on Flickr
ImageIMG_1954 by Sacha Howard, on Flickr
ImageK-B 018 by Sacha Howard, on Flickr

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Five Eagles from the East from me.

ImageAggressor Eagle by Niall Grant, on Flickr

ImageRed Eagles by Niall Grant, on Flickr

ImageAggressor Eagle by Niall Grant, on Flickr

ImageRe-heat on... Eagle going high by Niall Grant, on Flickr

ImageDual landing by Niall Grant, on Flickr

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1. Eagle
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2. Falcon (Sokół)
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3. Rook (Gawron)
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4.Hawk
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5. Another Falcon
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Harrier
ImageIMG_0053b.jpgm by MARK MEADES, on Flickr

Harriers
ImageIMG_0023WAD191104 by MARK MEADES, on Flickr

more Harriers
ImageIMG_0295COT by MARK MEADES, on Flickr

Falcon
ImageIMG_784230062012WAD by MARK MEADES, on Flickr

White Swan
ImageIMG_0203120812STATICZHUK by MARK MEADES, on Flickr

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Hi chaps, here's my "high 5 !!" bird entries....

FLYCATCHER @ Middle Wallop
ImageIMG_6654 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

FALCONS + HAWKS @ RIAT
ImageIMG_3170 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

COOTS @ Chkalovskiy, Russia
ImageIMG_0194 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Fighting FALCONS (lots) @ Tucson IAP
ImageIMG_7191 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

SKYHAWK @ Yuma
ImageIMG_7118 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Not in the competition, only for a larf : Fighting FALCON + SEAGULLS !! (or SWALLOWS ?)
ImageIMG_8155 (2) by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Sorry, couldn't find any photos of Great Tits or Boobies......not in my aircraft collection anyway.

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Winjeel (translates to Young Eagle)
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Eagle 150
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Albatross
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Albatross
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Alouette (lark)
ImageSud Aviation Alouette II 2-BVSD V-54 by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr
Goose
ImageGrumman Goose C-FUAZ by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr
Heron
ImageDe Havilland DH-114B Heron CR-804 by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr
Widgeon
ImageGrumman Widgeon N199T by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr
Kingfisher
ImageVought-Sikorsky Kingfisher by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

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OK, here's my handful

Duck at Fantasy of Flight, Florida, 2009
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and a Jayhawk, at St Pete, 2007
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Nighthawk, at RIAT also in 2007
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and going rather further back, Gannet, Yeovilton 1988
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and of course a Blackbird, International Air Tattoo 1989
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Excellent Blackbird shot Nigel 👏👏 and a nice rarity with the Gannet.

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Superb range of images, judging isn’t getting any easier. Great selections from Tommy, Blackbird and Xkekeith. Nice obscure types from DerekF and Chris. Narrowed it down to Andyph and his low flying Harrier and Seamus with his head on Merlin. Tough call, but I’m going with the Merlin. Over to you Shaun.
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Many thanks! 😊 I'm out and about today, but will get a new competition up and running later this evening 👍
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