Water, a canoe and raptors … what a combination!

by Dean McLaren

I recently paddled up the Loddon River to Newstead and then back to Lake Cairn Curran and on re-entering the lake area, observed a large bird of prey some distance away. Paddling further west, I noticed quite a lot of activity in a submerged Red-gum and was delighted to find 4 young Whistling Kites and an immature White-bellied Sea-Eagle perched in the tree together.

The kites were quite timid and left almost immediately, but as I waited for the clouds to part and the light to improve, I was able to slowly drift up to the Sea-Eagle in the kayak and get reasonably close to capture its beauty and magnificence.

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Whistling Kites and White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Lake Cairn Curran, 3rd November 2016

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Immature White-bellied Sea-Eagle

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One response to “Water, a canoe and raptors … what a combination!

  1. amazing!

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