Bird Wednesday – Tawny Eagle

A few days ago I took this picture of a *Tawny Eagle* perched in the late afternoon, backlight by the sun. Tawny Eagles (Aquila rapax) are large, long-lived birds of prey. Like all eagles, they belong to the family Accipitridae. It is estimated that these beautiful birds can reach the age of 16.

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New, funny, harassed, well light and rocky!

A good morning drive on Ithala. I encountered …

… a new species (for me :-)): An antelope named Tsessebe, which I have never seen before.

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… two Secretary birds with their funny walk across a burned area.

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… a Tawny Eagle who was harassed by a Black-shouldered Kite.

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… a well light scene at sunrise with Zebra and Wildebeest.

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… and an exciting drive on a very rocky 4×4 trail.

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Let’s see what the afternoon will bring!