How would you like this view from your front verandah?
Barry rang me to say the eagles were feeding on a Wombat carcass on the opposite bank of the river, did I want to have a look? Silly question! He took me around to the front of the house and after I got over the panorama in front of me, I spotted the birds opposite.
Powerful, majestic, - well, you know all the adjectives. They were some distance off and the light wasn't great, so the camera struggled a bit, but they were a wonderful sight through the bins.
Three in all, Barry says there's more sometimes, and they flew in and out at various intervals.
I snuck around the garden for a bit, trying for some different angles. All the while they were watching me between tearing meat from the carcass. The best view though was probably from the verandah where there was a bit of elevation. Fancy having a scene like that while you're having a cuppa. And, fancy having White-browed Scrubwrens buzzing about your head while trying to take pictures - blimey!
I was about to leave and Barry said, "You'd better have a look up in the shed".
The resident Boobook sits on top of a light and watches Barry go about his work - starting tractors, welding, etc - without flinching. What a delight?
All that wonderful bird watching without leaving home. I made an offer for the place but they weren't interested.
Thanks Barry and Sue for a beautiful interlude in a day of mowing. Speaking of which, I can hear the grass growing, I'd better be off.