Sunday, January 19, 2014

Wedgies and Wide beaches

  The recent King Tides have contributed to some fore-dune erosion at Beach One, exacerbated by the wide and mostly flat beach summer berm profile.

Meanwhile at Point Smythe a pair of Wedge-tailed Eagles Aquila audax were observed patrolling at a very low altitude for birds with such keen eye-sight. Their sustenance consists predominantly of carrion, but rabbits, some marsupials and other birds can feature in their diet.
These two birds are more than 5+ years old, as attested by their dark colour. Younger birds are browner, progressively turning towards black as they age. In this photo the larger sized female is below her male.