Had a great experience with a pair of Bonelli’s Eagles during my last UAE Bird Watching tour in February this year (2017).
We basically surprised each other as we came through from under a tin roof, the birds had been hawking very low over the building unbeknown to us. As we appeared the two birds were flying directly at us, it took them a few seconds to realise we were there and immediately swerved off and away from us.
It was a great “close encounter” having only ever seen these birds at some distance.
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