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Old 14th February 2011
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here is one of our family of eagles that are a regular feature here. Have not cleaned the back ground as we tend to get a lot of mistiness.


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Re: Big Bird

Don't know about an eagle but that looks from colour, tail shape and possible moustache more like an immature Lammergeier. If it is. You lucky ***, I've always wanted to see one.
It also asks the question of what is it doing in Australia as that is well outside its normal range.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bearded_Vulture
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Bearded_Vulture
If its not, do you know what species it is likely to be?

I can understand the problems of shooting one of these. Its moving and large though quite far away & you just get excited, so sharpness is a problem.
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Re: Big Bird

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that looks from colour, tail shape and possible moustache more like an immature Lammergeier. If it is. You lucky ***
This was my first thought when I saw that cool photo but then I noticed it was taken in Oz. It has to be their Wedge Tailed Eagle, right?

I saw my first and last Lämmergeier (in the wild) 1988 in the Swiss Alps.
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Re: Big Bird

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— it can be identified at a glance as a "Wedgie" even by the non-expert.
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Aye but this 'expert' didn't.
Apologies.
I'll stick to Bramblings. see 'In a cold garden'
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Re: Big Bird

Yes wedge tails, we also have sea eagles and both nest in the state forest behind us. I as far as I can read its mum as they are bigger than the males and young.


we live on the top of a hill so they ride the thermals
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Re: Big Bird

Nice photos of the Wedge Tail Eagles & also of your backyard.
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