This juvenile fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) was engaged in a clever opportunistic activity. The red-billed quelea are here in their thousands. As they swooped down to drink from the pan on the Banyini this young eagle would wait for them to drown, or get into difficulty in their frenzy to drink, and then swoop down and snatch a soggy snack.
This little marsh owl (Asio capensis) was found on a road outside the reserve, having been hit by a car. It was given first aid and tender loving care, then sent to a vet with experience in raptor rehabilitation. Its broken wing was tended to and it is showing promising signs of good recovery.