birding-aus Wedgies and Brushtails

Subject: birding-aus Wedgies and Brushtails
From: "Paul Jones"<>
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 1999 12:08:24 +1000
Hi all
Working up where the eagles fly (yes in a fire tower), I have become quite used
of them, but still very excited when they are about 20 metres outside my window.

The other day while observing a previously reported fire, I noticed an Eagle
just outside the tower.  It swooped down into a tree to make a poor landing.
 Putting up the bino's, I noticed that on the branch was a Brushtail Possum.
 The Eagle had another 2 goes at catching the possum unsuccessfully.  After
about 10 minutes the Eagle flew away.
A quite magnificant experience and probably a potential new food source for
the Eagle.

Mt Beenak Fire Tower about 60 kilometres east of Melbourne is also a great spot
for watching White-Throated Needletails as they fly within about 2 metres of
the tower.  The view is also pretty fine.

Visitors usually welcome, directions via this email address.

Paul J.
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