Friday, March 08, 2013

Skywatch Friday

This photo was taken on a trip to Lake Eyre in the far north of South Australia. It is a picture of the nest of the magnificent  Wedge Tailed Eagle , the largest predator bird in Australia. Sadly for many years these beautiful birds were hunted and destroyed by farmers who believed the eagles were killing the young lambs and calves.  Fortunately the species is now protected, although destruction still continues in some areas.


The sky looks good too.


 

 

Liz Needle

11 comments:

  1. Amazing photos!! A dream would come true if I could visit Australia some day. But it's a long way to travel from Norway.... :)

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    1. And I would love to visit Norway and Sweden. But probably never will.

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  2. Great photos and a beautiful sky :)
    Loved seing the eagle, what a magnificent bird! Glad to hear it is now protected.

    Thanks for your visit and comment.
    Happy weekend.
    Hilde :)

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  3. Fantastic eagle shots. And what a huge nest! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Have to admit I did not take the eagle shots. I added them to show you all what our "Wedgies" look like.

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  5. The eagles are fantastic! Looks like you had a great outing. :)

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  6. Beautiful capture. Happy sky watching.

    My sky.

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  7. Fabulous nest shot! How fortunate you were to find it! It's a beautiful bird and I am glad it is now being protected!

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  8. An incredible looking bird, well photographed!!

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