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VIDEO: First Black Eagle egg of the season almost ready to hatch

BEPR monitors expect the first egg of the season to hatch over the next couple of days.

The morning of May 30 started beautifully but slowly turned colder as an icy wind started to blow.

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According to Dougie Crewe, the winter chill did not deter the Black Eagle Project Roodekrans’ (BEPR) monitors who were accompanied by several photographers eager to capture an image of the Black Eagles in their nest.

Dave Whyte joined up with us as per usual and although there was not much activity besides the intermittent interruptions by the Peregrine Falcon and crows, Dave managed to capture a beautiful photo of Makatsa and Mahlori ‘changing shifts’ on the nest,” added Dougie.

He went on to say that if all goes well, the monitors are expecting the first egg to hatch within the next day or two, between June 1 and 2.

The BEPR monitors encourage readers who are interested in the Black Eagles to visit them on Tuesday, June 6 at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden. The group will be at their usual spot underneath the waterfall, binoculars in hand, ready to chat with curious onlookers about these magnificent birds of prey.

To find out more about the monitors or the Black Eagles, visit their Facebook page or watch the Black Eagle on a live stream here.

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