Diamond Day

Some days are diamond!

The day began here with blue skies and bird song. After the wet very wet days it was great to see sunshine, even if it was only 5dC/41dF at the time.

I had to head out and do a few things in Kingston which is about a forty minute drive from here depending on which road I take.

Today we went via the slower road, winding, narrow, rough, but beautiful.

I came across a Wedge Tail eagle eating road kill on the side of the road. Alas before I could gather my camera it had flown off. It was a shame to miss the photo, yet as I watched the early morning sunlight hit its wings I could not feel anything but awe.

The drive is peaceful and not as busy as the highway. We were driving over a hill and something caught my eye. You know you sort of think you see something and well you want to check if you did.

So I turned off the road on a minor road and chucked a uey.

It was a massive Wedge Tail eagle sitting in a paddock. I pulled up very slowly, and wound the back window up to stop my dogs movements being noticed.

I wound my window down and quietly set it up as best I could. I was just hoping I might get something, at least one photo of this majestic bird in the sunshine.

As I was trying to stablislie my telephoto lense and not frighten the bird I realised there was another Wedge Tail eagle on the fence. WOWEE!

I began just shooting in auto focus, (and these photos are from RAW to JPEG so loose a bit in the transfer of data). All the while I was totally mesmerised by the birds.

As it seems were the cows.
I feel they are either courting or a pair. They were intent on themselves it seemed as someones dog escaped and was barking.. ladies shouting for it to get back off the road.
A couple of cars and a truck went past my car as I was on the side of the road shooting.

A couple of close ups once they had seperated. The bird on the left had flown up the hill a way. The one above remained on its post mesmerising me and the cows for many minutes.

This is the best I could do with the bird that flew further up.

I am still just in awe, at how massive these birds are. I am incredibly thankful that I saw not just the original one. To have a pair was perfect for me.

I am thankful to have these incredible birds, the opportunity to see them in the wild and to be a part of this for the time I was.

blessings to You, Tazzie



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  1. Well spotted and photographed considering the circumstances. There’s one that cruises around the Hobart tip and a few valleys over, I was lucky to photograph him eating a wallaby which I posted last night. Several posts down there’s a better close shot of him in a tree. A mate at Longley has seen three together near his place. Greetings from a fellow islander 🙂

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    1. I have been over and seen your photos, great fortune to see it with a wallaby. I have shot a falcon taking a plover, and eating it. I also had a shot really poor quality of a eagle with a hen. I love living here. We are so very fortunate.

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      1. Is the shot of the falcon and plover on your blog? Feel free to post a link to it here so I can have a look 🙂 I like your blog and will have a more thorough look. It seems we have much in common, I live on just over 1 acre, but only 7km from the Hobart GPO. Ironic someone from the other side of the world should send me to you blog! Thanks magickmermaid.

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