Sunday, December 29, 2013
Windy conditions enticed four Wedge-tailed Eagles into the cool air above the paddocks and wooded ridge beyond Ellsmore Rd early this morning. I sat above a culvert on Birchwood Drive and watched them soar, dive, arc, spiral and do sections of a pot-hook display (diving and rising quickly). One bird, when harassed by another, rolled and parried (ie. it flipped upside down and faced its opponent with outstretched talons). I watched all this for twenty minutes. A grand way to start the day. LJ, 29 December 2013.