Growth spurt

It’s been a few weeks since I visited this one of the local Wedge-tailed Eagle nests. The two youngsters are growing fast – losing their white, fluffy down and starting to assume their immature colours of honey and chocolate-brown.


Wedge-tailed Eagle nestling, Newstead area, 25th October 2014.


One of the nestlings was much more active – flexing its wings in a sign of things to come.


Striking a lovely pose.


The wedge-shaped tail is evident from an early age.


Looking a little precarious at times!

4 responses to “Growth spurt

  1. Just amazing photos – hadn’t even really thought about what baby wedge tails might look like. Love the regal pose in the 4th pic- definitely ready for greatness.

  2. Oh, these are delightful! Last year I was excited to see an adult wedge-tailed eagle near Barnadown and to get a half-way decent photo of it. I can’t imagine how it must feel to see and photograph young ones in their nest. Your photographs are expanding the world of birds for me. Thank you.

  3. lindy damoulakis

    Very cute!

  4. Absolutely fabulous photos and wonderful to know the wedge tails are breeding in the area. For all the bad political news we are fed daily, your website is an inspiring relief from it.

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