Monday, January 29, 2007

Wedgetailed Eagle

I spotted this eagle soaring on the thermals above the hills alongside the road from Tarlee to Kapunda in the Midnorth. There were three in the region when I arrived, they departed after I'd taken several photos. This shot is clipped from the best photo they let me take. They are magnificent birds, wingspans of upto 5' being not uncommon. They can take pets and lambs without much difficulty. Once nearly shot out to extinction, it is nice to see they've pulled through.

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