Feb 24, 2011

Ayre's Hawk-eagle with its breakfast

As I promised, I'm back again. I have a lot of pictures to post - beginning with macro photos from the last summer and continuing with the pictures taken in Botswana, Zambia and South Africa - just the time is missing for that.

Last year I had a 3 weeks trip through Botswana, Zambia and South Africa. The time was quite short, but I managed to make some good pictures. Unfortunately just a few action pictures. This series is from Kruger - South Africa.

We met this pleasant bird on the way to Lower Sabie Camp in Kruger NP enjoying its breakfast. I couldn't recognize the prey, but probably it was from a common bird species - guinea fowl or lapwing. After a dozen of pictures the eagle took its prey into the bush and just disappeared.


 




8 comments:

  1. Wow Andor, these are superb images.
    Clicking on them really brings out the detail.
    Excellent.

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  2. These are great photos. The bird doesn't look like it would be that strong. I have seen coopers hawks here and photographed them hitting other birds and creating an explosion of feathers. I wonder how large this one is?

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  3. @abe - thanks. It wasn't so big, about 40 cm. It was right beside the road, it could be that the prey was just a road kill. We saw some animals killed by cars (speeders), which is pretty shame.

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  4. I'm happy that you are finally back on the blogworld... Nice pictures and I hope you still do have a lot to show us about this trip. Welcome back!

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  5. Great series. Looks like you got some great stuff for your brief stay. Blue Skies.

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