Serious question about Wedgies

To: Margaret Leggoe <>
Subject: Serious question about Wedgies
From: Duncan McCaskill <>
Date: Sat, 7 May 2011 21:45:13 +1000
I don't have a direct answer to your question Margaret, but WTEs are found throughout the country in many habitats, so they must be pretty adaptable.

The most surprising place I have seen them is on Long Island in the Whitsundays. I have been there twice and on both occasions there was a pair of WTEs, apparently resident on the island. Its a very wet place and the vegetation is mostly tropical rainforest. Its not typical "thermal" country, but it must get updraughts when sea winds hit the hills. The WTEs seemed to soar along the shore line, but I don't know for what.


On 7 May 2011 19:18, Margaret Leggoe <> wrote:

My understanding is that WTEs need the dry warm thermal air currents to enable them to soar and glide while searching for food.  What do they eat when we have long spells of cloudy and/or wet weather?  I have only ever seen them aloft on a fine day.


Margaret Leggoe





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