Friday, 26 June 2009

Raptors of Straddie

Well Straddie again, in fact the same trip but didn't think these fitted with the last post. This time the Raptors of Main Beach. Main Beach is the eastern beach (ocean side) of North Stradbroke Island. I am doing the same surveys of birds as Flinders beach (northern beach)but from a car as it's to far to walk in a tide cycle.

However I did have to stop and get a few pictures of the White-bellied Sea-Eagle and the Whistling Kite, that were very low on the dunes as they are generally circling above out of range for my camera lens.



White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)



White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)



White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)



Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)



Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)



Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)



Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

10 comments:

mick said...

Wow! Great photos! Now to see the next lot of shorebirds!!

Kelly said...

...gorgeous birds...fantastic photos!!

gwendolen said...

Lovely series! I really like the last photo of the Whisteling Kite. I loved hearing them when we travelled in Queensland (looong ago in 2004 - sob)

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Superb flight shots of both raptors!

madahmas said...

Great pics! Would like to visit Stradbroke Island and see some, maybe when the weather gets a bit warmer .. :)

dAwN said...

Great bird series..Thanks!

Kyle said...

Stunning shots of the kite and sea-eagle. I especially like that second shot of the eagle, w/ the dark trees in the background highlighting his beautiful form. Nice post!

Wren said...

Very unusual bird - for me - and a great series of photos.

Tarzan said...

Hi all, thnakyou for your lovely comments, am hoping to get another post up shortly well in the next two weeks. I will be off to the islands again this time after some breeding pied oystercatchers - so hopefully i will get some good pics.

Russell Constable said...

Nice raptor shots indeed.
Thanks for sharing them with us!