Heard long before seen
Scanning blue skies for a glimpse
As you scan for food
I was out walking in the Green Belt with my daughter one morning, when we heard the unmistakable cry of a large bird of prey.
Craning our necks back we searched the skies, finally catching a brief glimpse of a tiny speck high up in a wisp of cloud.
I took four photos; three of which I found out later were just plain sky!
The fourth is the photo above, enlarged many times to blurriness, but still showing the classic shape and colouring of a Black Eagle.
post script: The Black Eagle of Southern Africa is also known as Verreaux’s Eagle, Aquila Verreauxii.