Monday 13 June 2016
Today I found a spectacular White-bellied Sea-Eagle nest. It is very large, and conspicuously situated in a tall eucalypt.
I found the nest totally by accident. As I was driving through a new development, I saw a pair of Wedge-tailed Eagles circling. Although they were quite high, I stopped to take a few photos.
As I was watching them, I heard the unmistakable honking of White-bellied Sea-Eagles. I walked towards the sound and saw the huge nest. Then I saw the Sea-Eagles in a nearby tree.
I will never forget my shock and delight at finding a nest. I have seen many Sea-Eagles over the years, including juveniles, but never a nest. I couldn’t believe my luck!
After spending some time in the nest, the Sea-Eagles flew to a nearby tree and started honking again.
Then they mated. It was brief but I was stunned to have such luck.
Thursday 16 June 2016
I went to visit the nest late this afternoon. No birds, but nice light!
Friday 24 June 2016
Another visit and no birds. I’m wondering if they have another nest.
Saturday 25 June 2016
No birds in the nest, but I did see one flying over a nearby swamp. I heard them calling from the other side of it a bit later.