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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