Driving into the farm the other day I was surprised in seeing quite a large bird sitting quietly on a post next to the lower lake. I drove slowly, it didn’t move and I came up next to it very close and put the window down…and it still stayed there right next to me and still didn’t move. I took a couple of snaps quickly without realizing that the flash was on which must have startled it as it gently flew over to the other side of the lake and settled onto another post.
I’ve looked through everything I can find on the web but cannot positively identify it only that it was most probably a juvenile and we are sure that it’s an Eagle because of the bright yellow bill and legs.
Wonderful to see but we have to be careful with our young Guinea Fowl, Fantail Pigeons, baby chickens and baby rabbits!
We very often see 3 tiers of Eagles in the sky above the farm but we have to frighten them away with small ‘Pop’ rockets to protect our smaller animals.
I hope that we get the opportunity to see this young bird again preferably sitting quietly on a post and not in the sky eyeing its next meal…or was this just a flying visit?!