First Bird of the Year by Carrie Byriel

Bauhinia, Queensland, Australia

I have been trying all year to get a good shot of a wedge-tailed eagle, so how fortunate was I to see this one as my first bird of the year? And not just a wedge-tail… A wedge-tail dining on an Ibis for breakfast! These pictures were taken about 20 metres from my house.

Wedge-tailed Eagle by Carrie Byriel

Wedge-tailed Eagle recovering after a big new year’s celebration with a breakfast of Straw-necked Ibis

Wedge-tailed Eagle by Carrie Byriel

Taking it’s breakfast to a more private spot


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