Finding a mouse to eat becomes a little easier when the flood provides assistance in flushing them out of their hiding places. To see a raptor on the ground, especially on flooded ground, is not a common sight. The cold and wet call for unusual measures when there may be babies to feed. Or was it just thirsty?
Whether this may be a Wahlberg’s eagle or a lesser spotted one (both occurring here in the northern part of the Kruger National Park), or something quite different, is not known. That it is finding its world a little out of sorts is quite likely.