Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Seahorse find

Last week I was out fishing from the beach, when Madeleine Sing 
found this interesting Seahorse washed ashore.
Being over 30cm in length, it is rather large.

 I have been unable to find a classification for this interesting specimen and would be 
interested to know whether or not it was local to my area of South Eastern Australia.

For the fishermen out there the fishing yielded two nice Salmon.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Predatory dog fights

Below are the photos in relation to my Facebook post at:

I believe the action was between two nesting Whistling Kites and a Sea Eagle.
These series of shots document the fast paced aerial action that accompanied protection of 
the Kites young and territory. 

Things got wing to wing often and, at one time, the Sea Eagle crash landed on the river bank.
This photo shows all three birds involved.

The Kites had to be quick to avoid the talons of the Eagle.

This close up of one of the birds doing all the protecting is for ID purposes.
I believe it to be a Whistling Kite.

A spectacular display between predators.