A late afternoon excursion across the Moolort Plains today yielded some excellent raptor views – here are three of the five species spotted. A number of Brown Falcons and Black-shouldered Kites were also observed but refused to pose for the camera.
This Whistling Kite was disturbed from the roadside at Rodborough, rising with an unlucky Australian Magpie – a trace of blood on the beak evidence of its grisly end. Unfortunately for the photographer the kite dropped the magpie moments before I clicked … sadly for the magpie it made no difference!
I spotted this Wedge-tailed Eagle near Moolort, heading on a westerly bearing across the plains.