FW: Breeding Wedge tail eagle Kambah

To: 'Julian Robinson' <>, "'canberrabirds chatline'" <>, "" <>
Subject: FW: Breeding Wedge tail eagle Kambah
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2016 12:49:17 +0000
I did the blitz survey there back in October. The pair of WtE were certainly
looking as though breeding was likely there at the time, as indeed I had
noticed them there on many other times. I did not record breeding as I did
not know. (Maybe a 'Di"). I had a vague intention to explore further but my
capacity on the day ruled it out as I did not know where on the hill to
look. The frequency at which I see the species over my house over the past
30 years certainly shows them as resident nearby. Indeed doing the Kambah
Pool stroll the species is encountered probably more often than not either
flying over Bullen range or the river. The only nest I have seen nearby was
many years ago on the opposite bank of the river on Bullen range. Somewhat
past the nudey area of Kambah Pool.


-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Robinson 
Sent: Thursday, 4 February 2016 9:41 PM
To: canberrabirds chatline
Subject: FW: Breeding Wedge tail eagle Kambah

Forwarded message re wedgies breeding last season on McQuoid Hill.  Forgive
me if this has already been noted or discussed; I haven't heard of this pair
before.  If anyone is interested in following up I suggest contacting Ian
directly.  I didn't include the photos, at his request.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Robinson 
Sent: Tuesday, 2 February 2016 9:08 PM
Subject: Breeding Wedge tail eagle


I was speaking to a Parks and Conservation ranger today who suggested I
contact your organisation in case no one else had advised you about a wedge
tail eagle pair who bred prior to Christmas on McQuoid Hill in Kambah.

I first discovered the nest in late September and saw the single chick in
mid October. The chick left the nest in early to mid December. A fellow
resident in Gleneagles Estate who has a good camera took the photos below.
(I have not asked her permission to use the photos so if you do want them
for my public purpose please let me know so I can put you in touch with

The adult pair continue to use McQuoid Hill and surrounding areas. The nest
is still there but is not as in good repair as when the chick was occupying

Apologies for the email but the reporting form did not really allow me to
provide the above information. I am happy to provide further details if
required. I can be contacted on 0400402014.

Hope the information is useful.

Ian Robinson

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