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The Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) and the Cape Crow (Corvus capensis)

Published June 22nd, 2013

One sunny afternoon there was a Tawny Eagle sitting happily in a tree minding the thoughts that Eagles have when sitting alone in a tree. When a noisy Cape Crow came and perched next to it. To the Eagle's dismay the Crow didn't sit there quietly not even politely ... it squawked rudely in the previously happy Eagles face. "Be off with you" commanded the Eagle. “No” squawks the Crow. “Oh dooo go away” said the Eagle. “No” Squawked the Crow again. Narrator comments - from here on in if you are not fast you're food - enjoy the action!

The Tawny Eagle and the Cape Crow

One sunny afternoon there was a Tawny Eagle sitting happily in a tree minding the thoughts that Eagles have when sitting alone in a tree

  • Canon 500 D
  • 400mm / f/5.6 / 1/4000 sec

The Tawny Eagle and the Cape Crow

When a noisy Cape Crow came and perched next to it and squawked rudely in the previously happy Eagles face.

  • Canon 500 D
  • 400mm / f/5.6 / 1/4000 sec

The Tawny Eagle and the Cape Crow

"Be off with you" commanded the Eagle. “No” squawks the Crow.

  • Canon 500 D
  • 400mm / f/5.6 / 1/4000 sec

The Tawny Eagle and the Cape Crow

“Oh dooo go away” said the Eagle. “No” Squawked the Crow again.

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  • 400mm / f/5.6 / 1/4000 sec

The Tawny Eagle and the Cape Crow

From here on in if you're not fast you're food. Note the loss of a feather as both accelerate hard.

  • Canon 500 D
  • 400mm / f/5.6 / 1/4000 sec

The Tawny Eagle and the Cape Crow

Full power from both

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  • 400mm / f/5.6 / 1/4000 sec

The Tawny Eagle and the Cape Crow

The agilty of the crow starts to show.

  • Canon 500 D
  • 400mm / f/5.6 / 1/4000 sec

The Tawny Eagle and the Cape Crow

No doubt the Crow has the edge

  • Canon 500 D
  • 400mm / f/5.6 / 1/4000 sec

The Tawny Eagle and the Cape Crow

Can't beak read but I sure the Eagle is not talking nicely any more

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  • 400mm / f/5.6 / 1/4000 sec
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The Tawny Eagle and the Cape Crow

The Crow hits the air brakes and is out to live another annoying day!!

  • Canon 500 D
  • 400mm / f/5.6 / 1/4000 sec

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Charles Hopkins  about 1 year ago
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