FW: [canberrabirds] White-bellied Sea-eagles

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] White-bellied Sea-eagles
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 22:31:58 +1000
Philip Veerman
24 Castley Circuit
Kambah  ACT  2902
02 - 62314041
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From: Philip Veerman [
Sent: Tuesday, 14 April 2009 10:31 PM
To: 'Lindell'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] White-bellied Sea-eagles

Hello Lindell,
Sorry I can only go by the photos that you present but I see nothing in them that suggests these are White-bellied Sea-Eagles. Indeed I would give a >99% on them being Whistling Kites. They appear to not be Little Eagles either, for the same reasons as the message I wrote a few weeks ago to someone else (?) with somewhat similar pictures. Not only is this conclusion based on the birds but the nest is nowhere near big enough for a Sea-Eagle's nest.
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From: Lindell [
Sent: Tuesday, 14 April 2009 9:14 AM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] White-bellied Sea-eagles

Hi all,
Do W-b Sea-ealges breed here in the ACT?
There is a nest on the paddock side from the Kingston foreshore (from near the last lakeside appartment on Mundaring Dr).
After seeing the raptor in the first photo closer to the wetland area on Saturday, then watching 2 others around the nest on Sunday, I thought at first these 2 may have been Little Eagles. The second photo appears to be a WBSE sitting above the nest. The two that landed on and near the nest did look quite dark and big - Could they be young WBSEs?
Of course I can't get any closer - the area is a construction site and there is a rather large island between the appartments and where the nest is. Anyone any ideas? I'll check them out again later today.
The Wedgetail was beside the road just short of Thawa - what a grand site to witness.
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