There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
- Robert Lynd
I am utterly fascinated by birds, raptors in particular. To me they are the kings of the skies and their survival plight, as cities grow and multiply, is of on-going concern to everyone, or should be, at least.
After making a sketch of this Eagle at the Botanical Gardens, I retired to my studio when I got home to do the colour bit from memory.
The resident pair of Black Eagles in the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa, is under threat from urban spread. Read more about the Black Eagles, Emoyeni and Thulani, at Hedgie's Nature Journal. Did you know that Black Eagles are born white?