Friday, December 21, 2007

Wedge tailed eagle

I was driving to Veronicas today, a bit before 1pm and LOOK !LOOK! LOOK! Can you see her? Can you? Can you? She is the most glorious Wedge Tailed Eagle, just perched on a fence post. I had just driven around an almost hairpin bend on our gravel road and there she was.. *sigh*
I stopped the car and started to fumble for my camera, all the while really worried that she would fly away..I only managed to get 2 shots before she looked at me and slowly flew off..

I absolutely adore Eagles and this is only the third time that I have been so close to a wild eagle.. Wow..


Gareth said...

just seen your blogs via veronica's page... thought i'd stop by !!

Nice eagle !!

Taz said...

how stunning..

she looks massive.. :)

frog ponds rock... said...

Gareth: hi *waves madly* welcome..

Taz: she is.. when she flew off her wing span mut have been over 6 foot.. wow wow wow.. and she was the most gorgeous colour.. all soft browns and honeycomb colours.. mmmmmm

Kellan said...

Yes - WOW. Very cool and I'm glad you got the picture!! Have a good day. Kellan

tiff (threeringcircus) said...

I love Eagles too, they are a special symbol for us.
She is beautiful!

If I don't get another opportunity, Kim, Merry Christmas. Thank you for being so lovely. said...

What a lovely solstice present.
Eagle is close to my heart as well.
Have a what? picnic for Christmas!

Maddy said...

I've seen flying birds of prey but never on the ground! You must have excellent eye sight dearie.

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Patois said...

How lucky you were to be able to not only see that magnificent creature -- a 6-foot wingspan! -- but that you got a couple of shots, too.

BenefitScroungingScum said...

wow, how amazing! I always miss things like that, so how fantastic you saw her and got photos before she flew away. she's stunning! x

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Oh, and if I don't get another chance, Happy Christmas x x x

TANYA said... those kodak moments

I was in the boat with nathan when we went up the derwent and saw a white sea eagle with a massive eel in its claws. It was perched on a rock in the water. My camera was dead flat. AAARRRGGGHHHH

Mum is trying to photograph wombats, no luch as yet. I have recently learnt that they can run fast. They are camera shy. She photographed a devil a few months back though. I love animals