Sunday, 7 June 2009

Wedge-tailed Eagle



On the roadside between Tocumwal and Jerilderie. Despite the rain, this eagle was keeping an eye out for anything skittled by passing trucks. It would have to be quick to beat the ravens to a lunch spread.




10 comments:

Dave Coulter said...

I bet a bird like that would scare a raven!

NanaJude said...

!

ooooh, yes.

:D

Lynette Weir said...

Great photos - it always takes me breath away to see these huge majestic birds in the wild!
Great to follow your trip north - and I saw your book in a local bookstore in Lismore!

MolecularJJ said...

Great shots B.

Enjoying the travel commentary.

Bronwen Scott, FCD said...

Wish I'd got the exposure right but I did what I could in the moment!

The problem with ravens is that they travel in packs. No, what's a collective noun for ravens? An unkindness, I think.

I saw two more wedgies today, just chillin' in a tree by the side of the road. But there was a B-double on my tail, so I couldn't suddenly slam on the brakes and pull over. No without causing an unpleasant incident, anyway.

Denis Wilson said...

Great series of images of the Wedgie, Bronwen.
Loved the haiku tu.
Denis

Bronwen Scott, FCD said...

I was lucky to get those shots, Denis. Everything else has flown off the moment I've whipped out the camera!

T.R. said...

Beautiful bird! Great photos.

Bronwen Scott, FCD said...

T.R., I could sometimes see them from my office window. One or two birds soaring on thermals. They're so big and distinctive that you can spot them a long way off --- and that was exciting enough. But it's just beaut when they're so close.

sarala said...

Wow! Awesome bird.