Great action shot Belinda! I have seen this behaviour before a number of
times, between different species of raptor. I think most if not all species
of raptor are opportunists - it is much easier to steal someone else's catch
than catch something yourself. I'm sure that is what your photo is showing.
On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 12:29 PM, Belinda Cassidy <
> I took this pic on fraser Island during bird week in May, and Dad (Harry)
> thought some of you might find it interesting.
> This beautiful Juvenile White bellied sea eagle was barely out of the nest
> and still very brown/buff in colour. We noticed during our stay that it
> would sneak over to a nearby Island during the day, and return in the
> evenings alone.
> During one of the boat tours during the Bird Week activities, we went past
> the Island and got a look at what it was up to. Around about 5 Ospreys were
> on the Island, with at least one nest there. So there was plenty of fishing
> going on. Hard to know if the White Bellied Sea Eagle had adopted them as
> unwilling family, or was hassling them in hope they'd drop their catch.
> Hope you like it!
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