Aerial attack at Suikerosrand

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6 years 2 months ago #55928 by jan
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Hi All

On Friday when I visited Suikerbosrand, I was lucky to observe an aerial onslaught by what looked to me to be a light-coloured jackal buzzard on a Verreaux's eagle. They had a short, but aggressive interaction and then each went on their way again.











It was the first time that I have seen Verreaux's eagle at SBR and it was very close to the lookout on the opposite cliff where they apparently used to nest. I am wondering whether they might be ready to breed there again.

Greetings

Jan

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6 years 2 months ago #55944 by gordon
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Hi Jan,

Wonderful series of photos!! <!-- s:yes: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/yes.gif" alt=":yes:" title="Yes" /><!-- s:yes: --> <!-- s:yes: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/yes.gif" alt=":yes:" title="Yes" /><!-- s:yes: --> <!-- s:yes: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/yes.gif" alt=":yes:" title="Yes" /><!-- s:yes: -->

Thanks for sharing those!

Cheers,
Gordon

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6 years 2 months ago #55948 by Doug
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Awesome!!

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6 years 2 months ago #55950 by arty
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awesome sighting really happy to see the black eagles are back and hopefully they will breed again.

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6 years 2 months ago #55951 by mossie
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Lovely sequence.

I love the relative difference in talon size and thickness between the two birds. That Veroux Eagle is impressive!

Mossie

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