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African Fish-Eagle Bathing in Dam

Unread postby Leeukos » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:44 am

The following photos of an African Fish-Eagle bathing was taken at the Nsemani dam about 7 kilometers east of Satara in the Kruger National Park. The eagle was far away and first landed closes to the water, from where it looked at the water for some time.

It was probably trying to see if it was save to enter the water. After a while it slowly moved into the water and starts to take a bath.

It flew up after about 30 seconds and landed about 10 meters further again in the water where it continued to bath itself.

This was a first ever for me and I am glad I got a number of photos (which is not the best quality), but clearly shows the Fish-Eagle taking a memorable bath.


Did You Know? :hmz:
Most types of bathing tend to occur during the hottest hours of the day. The reasons for this are that predators are less likely to be active and that the plumage has a better chance of drying in a short period of time.

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Re: African Fish-Eagle Bathing in Dam

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"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: African Fish-Eagle Bathing in Dam

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: African Fish-Eagle Bathing in Dam

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"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: African Fish-Eagle Bathing in Dam

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: African Fish-Eagle Bathing in Dam

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"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: African Fish-Eagle Bathing in Dam

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: African Fish-Eagle Bathing in Dam

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: African Fish-Eagle Bathing in Dam

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: African Fish-Eagle Bathing in Dam

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: African Fish-Eagle Bathing in Dam

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"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: African Fish-Eagle Bathing in Dam

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: African Fish-Eagle Bathing in Dam

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: African Fish-Eagle Bathing in Dam

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: African Fish-Eagle Bathing in Dam

Unread postby Leeukos » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:50 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”


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