What a mystery.
Last week I noticed an African Harrier Hawk flying over the garden. It landed on an electrical pole just beyond the fence. I grabbed my camera, zoomed in and snapped away through the kitchen window.
Suddenly the raptor flew off the pole and swooped in on a small tree in the forest garden. The Common Fiscal pair sitting on the top branches of a tree nearby, kicked up a huge fuss; screaming and flying at the Harrier Hawk. Unperturbed it homed in on their nest, snatched a baby bird and flew back to its post top.
To devour its meal.
Common Fiscal (male) atop the tree with their nest
Common fiscal (female) sitting a little way off
Although these images are distressing, I always tell myself this is nature. The African Harrier-hawk finished its meal and flew off down into the valley. It hasn't been back and we're not sorry.
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