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Black Eagles of Roodekrans
« on: December 18, 2022, 05:15:00 AM »

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When the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden was established in 1982, Black eagles (Aquila verreauxii) were already nesting on the cliffs adjacent to the imposing Witpoortjie Falls. Initial sightings of these magnificent raptors date back to the early 1940’s and the present day female eagle could well be the third or fourth generation since that era. In the early 1970’s visitors to the Witpoortjie Falls recall awesome sightings of the current female with her first mate.

It remains quite incredible how the Roodekrans pair have tolerated the rapid rate of urbanization and development within their immediate hunting area.
Due to the new nest being on a remote ridge on the eastern side, the only viable location for the camera rig was over 400ft away to get direct line of sight on the nest. A 4K 48x Optical zoom camera on a 6m radio pole was needed with all camera, battery and solar equipment having to be hiked up the mountain.

Black eagles lay their eggs in April/May. They will incubate for up to 45 days, and chicks will fledge 97 days after hatching.




Dec 7, 2022 12:36 AM
Camera Time: Dec 7, 2022 8:36 AM SAST

Rock Hyrax
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Re: Black Eagles of Roodekrans
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2022, 05:21:51 AM »

Black Eagles of Roodekrans
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Re: Black Eagles of Roodekrans
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2022, 05:22:57 AM »


Dec 7, 2022 11:14 PM
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Look to the upper center of the photo. The blend well.
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Re: Black Eagles of Roodekrans
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2022, 05:24:06 AM »


Dec 10, 2022 5:06 PM
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What is this mammal? All I seem to catch with my 'camera' are these critters. 
Nary a black eagle.

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Re: Black Eagles of Roodekrans
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2022, 05:25:26 AM »

Dec 11, 2022 7:59 AM
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Finally got it figured out.   ;)
Looks like 'Rock Hyrax ' procavia capensis


For more info:
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/rock-hyrax
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Re: Black Eagles of Roodekrans
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2022, 03:59:56 AM »

Dec 19, 2022 10:58 AM
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A solitary'Rock Hyrax '

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Re: Black Eagles of Roodekrans
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2022, 04:01:41 AM »

Dec 19, 2022 11:04 AM
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On infrared.  About the same hyrax in the same spot
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Re: Black Eagles of Roodekrans
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2022, 03:51:17 AM »

Black Eagles of Roodekrans
Dec 21, 2022 3:04 AM
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Nobody 'home'.  Where are the black eagles.
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Re: Black Eagles of Roodekrans
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2022, 02:35:13 AM »

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Re: Black Eagles of Roodekrans
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2022, 02:36:21 AM »

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Re: Black Eagles of Roodekrans
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2022, 02:38:47 AM »

Dec 9, 2022 10:13 PM
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Re: Black Eagles of Roodekrans
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2022, 02:40:36 AM »

Dec 9, 2022 12:59 PM
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Re: Black Eagles of Roodekrans
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2022, 02:42:57 AM »

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Re: Black Eagles of Roodekrans
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2022, 02:13:46 AM »

Black Eagles of Roodekrans
Dec 27, 2022 12:14 AM
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Rock Hyrax, off center to the right
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Re: Black Eagles of Roodekrans
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2022, 07:07:53 AM »

Black Eagles of Roodekrans
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Infrared

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