Monday, 18 July 2011

A great view!

I took these photos on the 14th - there's still one egg and the chick must be around 3 days old. This is the first hatching of the nests I have been monitoring in the Cederberg. It's rare for me to be able to see into a nest like this - it was super rewarding to find a little spot on the mountains where I could properly see what was going on. There was fresh prey on both sides of the nest and while I watched the adult came in and incubated the chick. It was magic to be up there looking down at the nest and the valley - an entirely different perspective from hours of neck-straining binocular-wielding from below!!

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