Wednesday, July 18, 2012

More Birds of Prey at Werribee

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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I had another special encounter with the many birds of prey at the Western Treatment Plant yesterday. There must have been 6 Swamp Harriers (top), 12 Black Shouldered Kites, several Brown Falcons including this sociable one, a Spotted Harrier, 3 Wedge Tailed Eagles, 3 Australian Kestrels (not pictured) and a Black Falcon (couldn't get close enough for a decent photo).

5 comments:

  1. More great photos Wampy. You must have been in raptor heaven! Nice to be able to compare the two harrier species in flight.

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    1. thanks John, I went there looking for the Oriental Pratincole that had ben reported several times but even though I did not see it, I was more than happy to see so many raptors, especially the Spotted Harrier

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  2. These photos are fantastic and so very clear while in flight. The Spotted Harrier in particular, is beautiful.

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    1. thanks for the nice comment, I was also particularly happy with the spotted harrier photo

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  3. Great photos Wampy. To get to the Western Treatment Plant did you enter at the main entrance to the Werribee Treatment and do I need a permit?

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