Swimming Eagles

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Subject: Swimming Eagles
From: "Tom Tarrant" <>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2008 15:42:49 +1000
Today whilst trying to film White-eared Monarchs on a gorgeous Queensland
winters-day near Dayboro I noticed a couple of large birds passing overhead,
to my astonishment a pair of Wedge-tailed Eagles fell out of the sky and
landed in the middle of a pond, they were talon-grappling and must have been
unaware of the water beneath them, a third bird then arrived and joined
them, two flying-off and the younger bird flew to a tree to dry-off.

Until today didn't realise that raptors (...apart from Ospreys) could swim
so well.

I've posted video-footage
for the quality) and updated our blog at

Tom & Marie Tarrant
Kobble Creek, Qld

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