On Sunday I went to visit a very lucky Black eagle (Verreaux’s eagle!) at Eagle Encounters, Spier. It had been rescued from a reservoir in the Sandveld and was rehabilitated by Hank Chalmers and team. In fact, this eagle was found in a reservoir very close to a pair which I monitored last season. Whether or not it was one of my study-birds is impossible to say for sure at this stage, but it is a possibility.
It is not uncommon for raptors to drown in reservoirs, therefore this successful rescue and rehabilitation is a special occasion. Lucia Rodrigues went to ring (SAFRING) the eagle before it was released close to Porterville later in the day - Well done and thanks to Eagle Encounters.