Birds

Fish Eagle…

Early August found us on the Zambezi, our client 40km from Musuna Island. We were asked to find water for the cook at Musuna, at his rural home up in the hills. Not an easy task when the surrounding area is 170m lower!

Neither of us are great fishermen, but we decided to give it a go, since we were on the Zambezi. We headed off, and tethering at a bream fishing spot, I saw this guy sitting in the tree directly overhead.Fish EagleThe man manning the boat, threw in the bream bait, then threw some chunks of bait out for the tiger fish and this glorious bird swooped down and picked it out of the water, right in front of the boat! Fish EagleSo of course, I had to ask the boatman to try it again so I could capture it with my cameraP1090739

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8 Comments

Nkosilathi Dlamini - 20. Oct, 2015 - Reply

Awesome bird. My favourite, I just love it’s loud call. Magnificent 😊

frankiekay - 20. Oct, 2015 - Reply

Yes it is a beautiful bird – it didnt call for us, but I did get another one on video, calling at Crocodile Pools in Hwange National Park.

Margaret Carre - 20. Oct, 2015 - Reply

Lovely Frankie. I was watching a particular r from my brother’s verandah two years ago.
His house is about 20 mins from Msuna heading towards the falls..
Margs

frankiekay - 20. Oct, 2015 - Reply

At Olive Beadle? It’s lovely there, although I guess last week it was little hot! I think I took a few pics of that area from the water

dendymactoodle - 22. Oct, 2015 - Reply

Wonderful photos.

frankiekay - 22. Oct, 2015 - Reply

Thanks for that

Suki - 02. Nov, 2015 - Reply

Wowzer shots!! Way to go xx

frankiekay - 02. Nov, 2015 - Reply

Thanks – I think we should praise the camera, and the boatman! Its hard to see where the bird is when you are peering through the view finder