Wedge Tailed Eagles, Herne Hill, Geelong, Vic

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Subject: Wedge Tailed Eagles, Herne Hill, Geelong, Vic
From: "Wendy" <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:26:08 +1000
Travelling around the Geelong Ring Road ~5.45pm Wed 9th I enjoyed spectacular 
views of a WTE at about head height hovering in the uplift sweeping across the 
Moorabool River valley and up the freeway embankment. A few metres on was 
Further on, near Little River (from the Princes Highway) there was another WTE 
with an entourage of about 30 ravens hassling it.

I rang my brother who lives in our family home overlooking the Moorabool valley 
and he tells me Wedgies are often seen there, even in larger groups. (a rare sp 
to sight when I lived there 30+ y.a.) He says they appear to also utilise 
thermals from the nearby basalt quarries. These probably harbour lots of 
rabbits and other tucker too. 
He also regularly sees a pair near Little River exit from freeway.

OK, not a rare bird, but a spectacular sight when the bird is hovering so close 
and practically at eye level. 
Some small compensation from the cancerous roads and housing developments 
swarming across the former 'green belts zones' of hills that used to surround 

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