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Sea Eagle over the Tambo River

Winter is really trying to hang around, it's been raining for what seems to be weeks (actually about 3 days) and today is the first day that we have been able to get out for a decent walk.

The walk we planned was along the Flood plains of the Tambo so off we went! Very muddy indeed and I was just starting to think I was wasting my time when I heard the signal! Over the years of walking I think I have acquired a little knowledge of understanding certain bird calls. This one I heard was UN-mistakable!!!

The warning call of the Lap Winged Masked Plover... sure enough I turned and looked up into the sky and lo and behold this beautiful Sea Eagle was circling overhead looking for Dinner!

The Plovers must have had some eggs planted away in their nest (Spring and breeding time is just around the corner) and they are very protective of their babies and territory! So off the pair of Plovers took and drove the hungry Sea Eagle away to greener pastures so to speak, however not before I took some shots of the beauty!


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wolfgirl569 wrote on August 31, 2015, 9:46 AM

That is a very good picture of him flying. Sounds like spring is close you just have to watch for it

Feisty56 wrote on August 31, 2015, 11:44 AM

What a majestic bird! You made a great capture of it in flight.

agvulpes wrote on September 1, 2015, 8:18 AM

Ah yes today the Ist of September is our first day of Spring and was a perfect day!

agvulpes wrote on September 1, 2015, 8:20 AM

Yes indeed a Majestic bird (hard not to get a good photo lol ) it's a shame when you think about what they are looking for, don't you agree?

Shellyann36 wrote on September 2, 2015, 11:06 AM

Glad that the babies are safe! Very good picture though.

AliCanary wrote on September 2, 2015, 1:27 PM

Beautiful eagle! I am glad the plucky plovers did not get eaten. Mockingbirds, which are about the size of robins, routinely drive off giant ravens, around here.

agvulpes wrote on September 4, 2015, 5:49 AM

Unfortunately the result is not always that good but I guess we all have to eat to survive don't we ?

agvulpes wrote on September 4, 2015, 5:51 AM

The Plovers are rarely beaten and, I have just been informed, the Eagle has a lower survival rate than other birds!

RuthCox wrote on December 2, 2015, 11:33 AM

Our winter is about to begin, yucky, I much prefer spring and summer. Great shot of the sea eagle. When I lived in Florida I loved watching the sea birds over the water.