Hi people , it has been for some time now that I have wanted to share this report with you .
It happened in September 2008 , at Lamont dam near Shingwedzi , in late afternoon , and total time of all the action , was a little more than 60 minutes or so .
Well , earlier in the day , we had driven to Babalala and back along Mpongololo road , rested in our bungalow in Shingwedzi for a couple hours during the heat of the day , and were now on our usual afternoon drive , which is normally closer to camp than during mornings .
We arrived at Lamont just before 3.30 pm , and seeing a few impalas , decided to see wait around and see if any action . Another few cars arrived every now and then , but , you know , “ seeing nothing “ they just moved on .
Yah well , as you can see , there was nothing going on , just impalas .
We did not really feel like driving around senselessly , and sat there looking at the scenery , drank some coffee with cookies , almost asleep in the heat .
Noticed an eagle in a tree , about 70 meters beyond the cement dam , and took a long-shot pic . I was using a Canon EOS350 , with 300 mm zoom , and therefore please excuse quality . It is a long way off for that lens as you can see .
Zoomed in to full zoom , and also using binocs , came to conclusion it was an African Hawkeagle .
Zoomed in a bit more .
Then the Hawkeagle flew away , and we thought that was the last sight of him .
Little did we know ........