KNP juv fish eagle

The Juvenile African Fish Eagle (Afrikaans name, Visvalk) takes 4 – 5 years to get the adult plumage.

KNP J Feagle tree

We first heard this juvenile as he sat in the tree screaming for the adult, which was sitting in an opposite tree.

KNP J Feagle tree 2

When he couldn’t get the adults attention he yelled harder and harder.

KNP J Feagle tree 3

The Adult then flew out into the open with the juvenile then trying to follow.

KNP J Feagle tree 4

The adult Fish Eagle then started calling, that call of the wild that makes your heart sing, that call that sends goosebumps down your skin. What a glorious sound.

KNP J Feagle tree 5

We were sitting in the hide at Lake Panic in Skukuza when we witnessed this and were amazed at how close these wild birds were.

KNP J Feagle tree 6

These are the kinds of moments that bring you back to the Kruger National Park again and again.

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