African Fish Eagle (halinaeetus vocifer)
This bird is named as 'Othello' and he is one of the perfomers in the displays at my favourite place- Hawk Conservancy Trust. In this shot he is practising his skills as a fish catcher. When I look at those talons I am glad I am not a fish.!! I got him just a tad early I'm afraid but I still like it.
I made no attempt to remove the strap on his leg. Its a captive bird and I would not try to hide it.
Tremendous thanks to all for the stunning response to the Kingfisher. Particular thanks to Ju (Jubarney) and Nuri (Senn) for the UA's.
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