I know, I know. This eagle is one of the most common raptors in Africa and found almost everwhere on the continent from the centre of the map downwards to the Southern Africa. However, it's not a raptor that I have seen regularly ; and when I do have the privilege, it's in flight, many meters above me in the bright blue sky. The only way I've even known what I'm watching is by its distinctive call of "keeeow-keeeow-keeeow" with the female normally replying in a lower tone.
On Sunday while driving along Lake Bogoria, Grant spotted this bird on a tree top with a [bloody] meal in its claws.
Unless you are looking for it or are as sharp-eyed as my husband, you could miss this sight
The Fish-eagle flew off to another tree just a little further along the road
And continued to feast on its catch
As Bogoria Lake is a sulphur lake, it harbours no fish. And although the African Fish-eagle feeds almost entirely on fish, this one had come across from Lake Baringo (a fresh water lake) and found easy pickings among the thoursands of birds. Here it was feeding on a flamingo
On our way back from the geysers, Bertus spotted the Fish-eagle sitting on top of a tree to the left of the road. Replete and enjoying the sun.