8 comments on “Roadtrip Raptors – Hume Highway Hangers

  1. Wow! So many great pictures – and stories – about these birds! I loved your eagle pictures, and the Australian Hobby having his meal. Such great captures of these raptors. The Koala sleeping high up in the tree was also lovely. You got lots of pictures during your busy week! I wish you a blessed and less busy week.

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  2. Amazing photos of the Hobby with its prey, Ashley. I’ve never heard of this bird until now. I also love the photos of the wedge tail eagle. I have only seen one in the wild once, a long time ago, out near Broken Hill. It was eating roadkill and as the vehicle got closer, the eagle took off and showed just how big he truly was!

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    • Thanks Sue, I was realty blessed to see these birds on the road and actually get photos of them. It was my first Hobby, though I thought at first it was a Peregrine Falcon as they look very similar from behind.

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  3. Good to read and to see. When I was a little tacker growing up in the country, we used to play a game in the car of “Spot the Falcons” on the fence and roadside signs and post. It was nothing to see up to 20-30 in an afternoon travel.
    These days I count it lucky to spot more than one.
    Great show here on the Wedge-tailed Eagles. Wonderful to see that range of colour.

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    • Thanks David, yes there are far less raptors seen, as well as other birds, like I use to see far more Honeyeaters, but the Noisy Miners have chased them away, as well as domestic cats stalking them. I was pleased that the sun came out when I took my shots as it was raining and very overcast much of the time I traveled.

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    • Thanks Mimfilip for your comment. Yes, I have to be careful when I drive as my eyes are always looking out. I just realised that my Peregrine Falcon was actually an Australian Hobby which is a very similar looking bird, so I just corrected my post. Sorry for the inconvenience, sometimes I need the keen eye of another to spot this. Have a great week!

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