Grey Goshawk, Wedge-tailed Eagle in the garden and website update

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Subject: Grey Goshawk, Wedge-tailed Eagle in the garden and website update
From: "Bill Jolly" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 13:16:32 +1000
Not on the same day, but only a couple of days apart.

Firstly, a Grey Goshawk landed in a tree right alongside my window, and
although I got a couple of photos they were really scrappy, just two quick
presses of the button on an unfocused camera that was pointing roughly in
the direction of the bird. Still, I kept them, which goes to show how much
I'm a birder first and a photographer second.

However, on Easter Sunday we found the same bird sitting quietly at the
other end of the garden and I had the opportunity to get some better shots.
My son Owen was visiting, and as I had neither monopod nor tripod with me,
he kindly volunteered himself as a bipod - the results can be seen at\birds2005.htm

Some pics of a close encounter with a Wedge-tailed Eagle on Tuesday are on
the same page. Again, I saw the bird from my desk as it dropped to the
ground beneath a tree, so I took the camera and went off after it. Of course
it saw me coming, but I did get a couple of shots which captured a great
moment in the middle of an otherwise ordinary sort of day.

I put 61 new photos on the website last night. I'll try to get round to more
frequent small updates, rather than the present regime of mammoth updates at
intervals of a couple of months. It would make the whole thing more topical
too. Let's see.....

Anyway, things are up to date as at 31 March!

Bill Jolly

Lockyer Valley, Queensland.

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ph: (+61) 7 4697 6111

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