In days long past this observation would have been commonplace, a Wedge-tailed Eagle perched atop a Buloke.
Both are iconic species, but sadly, such a sight is a rarity in these present times.
The Buloke is emblematic of the plains country, easily taken, slow to return.
Bunjil, the Wedge-tailed Eagle, is of special significance to Indigenous Australians, especially the Dja Dja Wurrung People of central Victoria.
Bunjil is the creator being who bestows Dja Dja Wurrung People with the laws and ceremonies that ensure the continuation of life. Dja Dja Wurrung People know Mindye the Giant Serpent as the keeper and enforcer of Bunjil’s law.
Dja Dja Wurrung Recognition Statement*, 15th November 2013
* The Recognition Statement signed at Yepenya on 15 November 2013, recognised the Dja Dja Wurrung as the Traditional Owners of Central Victoria.