For the Wednesday Walkers

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Subject: For the Wednesday Walkers
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 14:32:58 +1100

The first 2 pics below are the ‘dark’ morph F adult and pale morph M adult from last year at FSP.  They seem to have drifted off in recent months.  Pics 3 & 4 are of the small LE that is now regularly around the wetlands.  The point is that 3 & 4 closely resembles 2.  If they are different birds the similarity is remarkable.  I would still call 3 & 4 the young bird on the grounds (1) it seems distinctly smaller to me (2) when perched it allows a close approach (12m  -  haven’t tried any closer)  (3)  it gives a continual complaining call, although whether this is really complaint or something else I don’t know.


Little Eagles .jpg  


Another distinction although a bit subtle is that according to the books the pale morph juv has a kind of background rufous wash on its head and neck.  I think I can see this (presumed juv on right in second set of pics, adult M on left).


LE hds comp.jpg

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