Wonderful ‘Wedgie’

A wonderdul Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax) soars above our guests while exploring the Cape Range National Park this week. The ‘Wedgie’ is the largest bird of prey in Australia and has a wingspan of up to 2.27 metres ! 

SS_Blog

Other birdlife to be spotted in our backyard include Pied Butcherbirds, Fairy Wrens, Kestrels, Zebra Finches, Reef Herons, waders and seabirds amongst others.

This striking silhouette of the Wedge-tailed Eagle cruising overhead may just fool you into forgetting they are opportunists,  constantly searching for a bite to eat.  Nevertheless they do strike an impressive pose when in full flight.