RE: White-bellied Sea-eagles, Lane Cove River

To: Stephen Ambrose <>
Subject: RE: White-bellied Sea-eagles, Lane Cove River
From: <>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 12:24:46 +1100
Hi Stephen,

I've always wondered what the normal home range is for the pair at Homebush 
Bay. I've seen them disappear east over Hen & Chicken Bay on numerous occasions 
and also south towards the Cooks River as if they were heading down towards 
Botany Bay. It would not surprise me if they do make trips into Lane Cove. When 
people have asked me I've always said that their "territory" must extend at 
least to the Gladesville Bridge along Parramatta River, east of which they are 
more likely to run into other birds from the northern beaches. Other 
sea-eagles, of course, occasionally turn up at Homebush Bay too, especially 
young birds.

If anyone has any recent photos (within last 2 years) of sea-eagles in flight 
over the Sydney Metro area, east of Homebush, then please forward them to me at 
this address or to Judy (address above) with a rough location and date of where 
and when the photo was taken. They do not have to be brilliant photos, but if 
they show the underwing pattern or gaps and notches in feathers etc that would 
identify our local birds it would be really useful for our study of the 
Homebush Bay sea-eagles.

Thanks very much,

Jon Irvine,
Homebush Bay (currently in UK)

---- Stephen Ambrose <> wrote: 
> Thanks Shirley (and Stephen).
> I've had a few private responses from others who live near Lane Cove
> National Park, all of whom say that White-bellied Sea-eagles are seen
> occasionally along the Lane Cove River. As Stephen D says, they could be the
> Homebush Bay pair. Andy Burton also tells me that Ospreys are also sometimes
> seen near the location where I saw the White-bellied Sea-eagles.
> So the moral of the story is that I should spend more time bird-watching and
> less time working (although, unfortunately, today is a working day for me)!
> Stephen Ambrose
> Ryde, NSW
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
>  On Behalf Of Shirley Cook
> Sent: Sunday, 21 March 2010 8:17 AM
> To: Messages Birding-aus
> Subject: Fw: Fw: [Birding-Aus] White-bellied Sea-eagles, Lane Cove River
> dear all
> Steve Debus' response, for your information.
> Shirley Cook
> Secretary/Treasurer
> Birds Australia (Northern NSW)

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