I visited the gardens on Easter Friday. The Eagles initially spent a lot of time on the nest before they became active and gave us a stunning display. No matter how many times I see them, there is still something magical when you see a majestical Verreaux’s Eagle flying straight at you. And they have a way of looking directly at you that just gives me goosebumps every single time.Verreauxs Eagle Verreauxs Eagle Verreauxs Eagle

The Eagles were at their best, and did a few breath-taking back flips. It allowed for spectacular views. It is not often that you see the back of the Eagle with the beautiful cross against a clear blue sky.Verreauxs Eagle Verreauxs Eagle

Both Eagles landed in the grass on the hill across from the waterfall, and then took off, one of them with the left overs of a scrub hare. They flew to the eastern side of the ridge where they had their breakfast.Verreauxs Eagle

Just as I was about to leave, I heard birds alarm calling, and was just in time to see the shape of a little raptor flying around. I rushed back and was able to see the young Peregrine Falcon as it landed on the old nest for just a few seconds.Peregrine Falcon

As always it is also important to take not of the smaller things in the Garden – a sweet little Tawny-flanked Prinia, Twin Dotted Border butterfly and a wasp.Tawny flanked PriniaTwin Dotted Border   Wasp


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