The Black Eagle (Ictinaetus malaiensis) is seen regularly around the Galaha area near Kandy, Sri Lanka. I’ve been trying to photograph it while perched for about 20 years but have had no luck so far. This weekend was no exception. We saw the birds at quite a close range but unfortunately they didn’t perch on any of the trees in the area. This photograph was taken when the birds swooped down on one of it’s many circuits of the area.