5 September 2020
The young eagle fledged on 31 August. I couldn’t wait to get to the Garden to see him fly. When I arrived at the top of the waterfall he was feeding on the nest. It took a while before he flew. Even though it was not his first flight, my breath still caught in my throat when he flew off the nest.
During the time I was there he took a few short flights. It was so special to see him test his wings. He ill get more and more confident each day. The adults were around to keep an eye and show him the ropes.
The performance by the adults was spectacular. They flew so low over my head, I almost felt as if I could touch them. There were moments that I did not even lift the camera – I just watched them in awe.
13 September 2020
It is not just about the birds. There are also some smaller creatures. The large green grasshoppers were still almost everywhere, and I found a freshly molted Highveld Lesser Thicktail Scorpion under a rock.