13 Dec Arrival Of A Martial Eagle Egg At Elite Falconry
We are delighted to announce the arrival of an eagerly awaited egg.
This is one of our Martial Eagles today, in that most important and usually entirely unseen moment where she actually lays an egg.
The quality of this video is not great – it is filmed with a mobile phone, from the images on a CCTV screen. Nevertheless, we thought it worth sharing. The number of people who have been able to film or witness this moment with this species (Africa’s largest species of eagle) could be counted without even using all the fingers on one hand. 53 days of patience are ahead, and then the difficult times encountered when a species that breeds in the African summer heat, hatches an egg at the coldest part of a Scottish winter. Under nest heaters are installed, and the nest area is covered. Apart from that, all we can do is hope for kind weather from February 4th.