Wedge-tailed Eagles over north west Belconnen.

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Subject: Wedge-tailed Eagles over north west Belconnen.
From: John Layton via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2021 23:59:02 +0000

While backyard birding this morning I glanced up and saw two Wedge-tailed Eagles moving from west to north flapping and gliding but finding little if any uplift in the crisp morning air.


Five ravens followed the eagles but kept a good 20 metres away from them. Suddenly, a raucous white inflorescence of about 40 Sulphur-crested Cockatoos irrupted as the ravens passed over, followed by ten Little Corellas which are quite unusual to see from our place. After three minutes the ravens and eagles became mere specks and the cockatoos and corellas descended from view.


Reference to Philip’s GBS book confirms my guess that it’s unusual to see Wedge-tailed Eagles over Canberra during spring.


John Layton


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