Taken early one morning in Samburu. It was stunning light for photography complete with a stunning bird to photograph.
An apology – I had incorrectly named this bird as a Tawny Eagle, it is in fact juvenile Bateleur Eagle, Many thanks to Peter who was good enough to take the time to let me know of my error …
Some Bateleur facts courtesy of the internet
The eagle hunts over a territory of 250 square miles (650 km2) a day. The prey of this raptor is mostly birds, including pigeons and sandgrouse, and also small mammals; it also takes carrion.
The Bateleur is generally silent, but on occasions it produces a variety of barks and screams.
“Bateleur” is French for “tight-rope walker”. This name describes the bird’s characteristic habit of tipping the ends of its wings when flying, as if catching its balance.