Bunjil takes flight

To the people of the Kulin Nation, to which the Dja Dja Wurrung People belong, the Wedge-tailed Eagle is Bunjil.

“Bunjil is the creator being who bestows Dja Dja Wurrung People with the laws and ceremonies that ensure the continuation of life”*

Whenever I see one of these magnificent birds, such as this old adult on the plains, I reminded of how special this ancient land is.

Wedge-tailed Eagle, Moolort Plains, 14th March 2017

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* Source: Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Recognition Statement

3 responses to “Bunjil takes flight

  1. Stunning shots. Power in flight and poetry!

  2. Any idea of the normal life span of a wedgie? Presumably the most common cause of death would be old age?

  3. Always great to see. This is one bird I miss since coming to NZ. Bruce, I understand captive birds have reached the 5th decade.

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