The African Fish Eagle is the national bird of Zambia, and was one of the birds I was very much hoping to see. They look very much like the American Bald Eagle, don't they? Well, we saw a great many African Fish Eagles, and they are much more like the American Eagle than you could imagine. Tom even managed to capture images of the spectacular mating dance of the Fish Eagles, where the pair clasp on to each other and drop from the sky in a terrifying spin that must be seen to be believed. It just happens that I have seen the same deadly-looking drop right here in Framingham, Massachusetts a few years back. In that case, it was an American Bald Eagle practicing his moves in preparation for mating season. I never would have believed I'd see such a fabulous sight again in my lifetime - especially half a world away!
I hope all my Nature of Framingham readers enjoyed these images from the Nature of Africa. The trip changed my life in many ways, and I hope to share the wonder of it all with each of you, too!