Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius) , Ndutu area, Tanzania

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS  USM lens on Blubb beanbag

 ISO 400. 1/500 sec at f/5.6 in Aperture Priority mode. EC = +⅔ EV. Fill flash with a Better Beamer flash extender mounted on a Canon 550EX flash.

While there is still much excitement about mating Martial Eagles [see blog], I looked back in my library for other breeding birds and thought this pair of Secretarybirds deserved exposure – excuse the pun.