Fatherly care

Years ago I had the fortunate opportunity to work with a professional nature photographer, Peter van der Wolf. He had a highly developed sense of animal behavior, and this helped him, for example, to trace nests of breeding birds. With his assistance I have been able to record this shot of a nest of white-tailed-hawks (Geranoaetus albicaudatus). The trick for this type of recording is to use a shelter tent, but the animals have to get used to it first. […] Read more »

White-tailed Hawk communication

You can clearly distinguish two White-tailed Hawk (Geranoaetus albicaudatus) voices here. It is a recording of a pair communicating with each other. These birds are one of the few top-predator species on Curacao, and require relatively large unspoilt areas in order to survive. Because of this the Island is home to only about 50 pairs or so. The male and female will bond for life, and will construct several semi-permanent nests in high spots. One of these nests will be […] Read more »