We were about half-way through our visit to Cape Vidal in January 2021 when we found that a pair of Crowned Eagles were rearing a chick in a tall Casuarina tree right inside the camp and very near our cabin. The eagles were very careful not to attract attention to their nest and being known […]Summertide Diary: Crowned Eagles — de Wets Wild
Aquila spilogaster An inhabitant of woodland and savanna habitats, the African Hawk-Eagle is a medium-sized eagle preying primarily on birds, mammals and reptiles up to 4kg in weight – no small feat for a bird that itself weighs only about 1.5kg (females are slightly bigger than males). African Hawk-Eagles are normally encountered in monogamous, territorial […]African Hawk-Eagle — de Wets Wild
Circaetus pectoralis The Black-chested Snake Eagle is often seen hunting for their preferred serpentine prey over flat, open habitats such as savanna, grasslands, scrublands and semi-deserts. Apart from snakes they’ll also catch other reptiles, amphibians and small mammals. These eagles are quite adept at swallowing even large snakes in flight. Usually seen singly or in […]
This 2019 video from Africa shows a Nile crocodile mother fighting for the life of her baby against an African sea eagle.
I apologize to all, as I have not been able to post in quite some time. Getting used to the “new normal,” it seems as though I will have a lot more time on my hands in which to provide you all with some content on here. As many of you may know, I am […]
Image Credit: Photograph by Cindy Upchurch Congratulations to Cindy Upchurch for winning the recent Discovery Landscape Photography Assignment with the image, “Naknek Alaska Eagle. ”This was taken in Naknek, Alaska, on Bristol Bay during the salmon run of July 2018,” says Upchurch. “This was a new location for me as I had never seen so […]
A white-tailed eagle, Britain’s largest bird of prey. Photograph: Mike Crutch/Forestry England/PA White-tailed eagles are gracing the skies of southern Britain for the first time in 240 years after six eaglets were released on the Isle of Wight. The huge birds, which are fitted with satellite tags, are expected to disperse along the south coast […]
Poachers poison hundreds of Botswana vultures Poachers have poisoned hundreds of raptors in northern Botswana using three elephant carcasses as bait. The information has just been released by the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks. The incident took place just south of world famous Chobe National Park. Two tawny eagles and 537 vultures were […]