I saw one White Breasted Sea Eagle gain height as
it flew east to west across Kissing Point Bay and then wheeled left and
came down hard in a manner that reminded me of the Wedge Tailed Eagle as it
drops. But it's tragectory was at least at 60 degrees into a flock of
six or so gulls getting at some surface fish in front of the mangroves of the
western shore of Yaralla Bay. The targeted gull seemed to have fought back
by refusing to be intimated and actually charged at the Eagle and the others all
intantantly turned on the Eagle . The Eagle had to fly into the mangroves to
escape the gulls.
Since the death of the nesting pair that was in the
area, this might be an inexperienced one moving into the area.
When these birds were being discussed recently, I
forgot to post that I had seen one flying rather high north-west to south-east
over Sydenham Railway Station. Which would make sense in that the only White
Breasted Sea Eagles that could easily move into the Parramatta River would be
one from Botany Bay and that flight path suggests that there is regular contact between the
Parramatta River and Botany Bay WBSEs.
Also saw a pair of pee-wees fly right across the
River and in that area the River is still rather broard.
2 pairs of chestnut teals, a few cormorants of all
the usual suspects, and 3 or 4 pelicans, 1 Tern, a couple of crows
going back and forward.