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|Subject:||Active wedge tail eagles nest?|
|Date:||Sat, 14 Oct 2006 17:30:17 +1000|
While bushwalking in the Castle Hill area near Tharwa today we came across what appeared to be a WTE nest with a fledgling in it.
At our lunch stop we noticed a eucalypt about fifty metres down the hill with a large stick nest in a fork. The slope of the hill meant we were level with the nest and by walking up the hill about 10 metres I was able to see over the edge of the nest and see the top 1/2 of a large bird in the nest. It had a white head and a dark eye with a brown back with white streaks. There was a strong wind and the bird appeared to be crouching. By its size I assumed it was a WTE but I have no idea if fledglings have white heads.
Two nearby trees appeared to have been used for roosts and feeding by the amount of droppings and rabbit fur.
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