Took a lunchtime stroll to Balls Head from my office at North
Syd today (20 mins walk), and found a magnificent pair of foraging guinea fowls
which I felt a redundant urge to be very protective of, because there were 3
white-bellied sea eagles circling overhead. The guinea fowls are let out
occasionally by the Earth Sciences lab (or whatever) above HMAS
Waterhen, and I guess the sea eagles were on an outing from
their usual abode and nestsite at the Silverwater nature reserve (up the Parra
River). I haven't seen them here before.
One evening last week (4.30pm), I found a whistling kite at
the same place (in the cyclone-fenced-off voluptious old 'gophs above HMAS
Waterhen), which is only about 1-1.5km west of the coathanger.
He took-off crowed by miners.
I also watched a sea eagle looping around Taren Pt, Botany Bay
*thanks Kim Carey for that send-up