White-bellied Sea-eagle Observations & Queries (NSW)

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Subject: White-bellied Sea-eagle Observations & Queries (NSW)
From: Matthew Fitzgerald via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2023 09:01:18 +0000
Sharing an observation from a camping trip to Bittangabee Bay NSW this past week, and some queries. 

Attached are two photos - one of 3 adult White-bellied Sea-eagles sharing a perch, the other of 2 juveniles sharing a tree, all taken in the same area.

Over a number of days in this small area I observed: 2 young with 2 adults, a single juvenile with 2 adults, and a single juvenile with 3 adults.

The sighting of three adults sitting so close together seems unusual? 
I also assume it is likely the birds are all from one family and at some times members of the family were elsewhere looking for food etc. Or could the area be being used by multiple families?
At no time did I see the juvenile(s) and adults on the same perch, usually there was 20-50m between them. Is this typical as the birds become older?

I'm interested in any similar observations or information, or books or other resources that would provide more information.

Thanks in advance


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