A feast for the eyes

Raptor numbers have dropped to low levels across the plains it seems. My last few excursions have shown up largely Brown Falcons and Nankeen Kestrels, while Black-shouldered Kites appear to have moved off to more fertile hunting grounds. Nonetheless there is always something to tempt the eyes. This juvenile Little Eagle has been hanging around at Joyce’s Creek for a few weeks now. It’s a very handsome bird. The Nankeen Kestrel was one of a family party of three at Rodborough.

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Juvenile Little Eagle, Joyce’s Creek, 9th February 2016

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Nankeen Kestrel, Rodborough, 9th February 2016

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3 responses to “A feast for the eyes

  1. Great images Geoff. I think all the BOP’s have decided that Bendigo is the place to be. Certainly have a influx of Square-tailed Kites being seen over the CBD and around local areas, the tip has numerous Black & Whistling Kites while the occasional Black Falcon shows itself. Wedgies are regularly seen, while a Goshawk has the local Corellas population quite on edge.

  2. gj.weiss@bigpond.com

    Hi Geoff sorry to bother you again, but I need your expertise with the photo below. I think it looks like a juvenile eagle or a little eagle? Caught him over Lake Wendouree, Ballarat. Thank you for your help and see you on the 12th March …

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