This is special


Natural Newstead

Some birds provide more of a thrill than others … White-bellied Sea-Eagles for example. It is astonishing to think that they breed right here in central Victoria, with one pair doing so successfully over recent years at Lake Cairn Curran. With so much activity on the lake in recent weeks, I’ve been worried about the fate of the latest breeding attempt. What a treat then to see a healthy immature bird in the company of an adult, late this afternoon. I spotted the youngster first, perched off-shore, its massive bill and white, wedge-shaped tail obvious even at a distance of about 400 metres.

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