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9 Wedge-tailed Eagle at Alpine, NSW

Aquila audax at Alpine, NSW - 1 Feb 2023
Aquila audax at Alpine, NSW - 1 Feb 2023
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Identification history

Aquila audax 6 Feb 2023 Boobook38
Aquila audax 5 Feb 2023 JanHartog

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User's notes

An unexpected visitor. A juvenile male wedge tailed eagle ate 6 chickens. The next day he came back and couldn't get out of the coop. It's a young eagle, probably not long out of the nest. He is now in the raptor sanctuary in kangaroo valley to be fed.

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Curiosity wrote:
   6 Feb 2023
Sorry about the chickens, but a great outcome for the eagle!
   11 Feb 2023
Wow. Unreal
   3 Mar 2023
Sad about your chickens but great photo and glad the eagle is now in good care. Extremely lovely birds.

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Nearby sightings

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Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Alpine, NSW - 29 Aug 2022 by JanHartog Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird) at Alpine, NSW - 14 Oct 2018 by JanHartog Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Alpine, NSW - 5 Oct 2018 by JanHartog Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Alpine, NSW - 1 Oct 2018 by JanHartog Acanthiza nana (Yellow Thornbill) at Alpine, NSW - 30 Sep 2018 by JanHartog Centaurium sp. (Centaury) at Alpine, NSW - 22 Nov 2017 by JanHartog Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Alpine, NSW - 18 Nov 2017 by JanHartog Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Alpine, NSW - 1 Nov 2017 by JanHartog Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Alpine, NSW - 27 Oct 2017 by JanHartog Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Alpine, NSW - 26 Oct 2017 by JanHartog Scythrops novaehollandiae (Channel-billed Cuckoo) at Alpine, NSW - 25 Oct 2017 by JanHartog Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Alpine, NSW - 25 Oct 2017 by JanHartog Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Alpine, NSW - 9 Jan 2017 by JanHartog Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Alpine, NSW - 4 Jan 2017 by JanHartog Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Alpine, NSW - 28 Dec 2016 by JanHartog
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Alpine, NSW - 29 Aug 2022 by JanHartog
Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird) at Alpine, NSW - 14 Oct 2018 by JanHartog
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Alpine, NSW - 5 Oct 2018 by JanHartog
Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Alpine, NSW - 1 Oct 2018 by JanHartog
Acanthiza nana (Yellow Thornbill) at Alpine, NSW - 30 Sep 2018 by JanHartog
Centaurium sp. (Centaury) at Alpine, NSW - 22 Nov 2017 by JanHartog
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Alpine, NSW - 18 Nov 2017 by JanHartog
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Alpine, NSW - 1 Nov 2017 by JanHartog
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Alpine, NSW - 27 Oct 2017 by JanHartog
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Alpine, NSW - 26 Oct 2017 by JanHartog
Scythrops novaehollandiae (Channel-billed Cuckoo) at Alpine, NSW - 25 Oct 2017 by JanHartog
Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Alpine, NSW - 25 Oct 2017 by JanHartog
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Alpine, NSW - 9 Jan 2017 by JanHartog
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Alpine, NSW - 4 Jan 2017 by JanHartog
Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Alpine, NSW - 28 Dec 2016 by JanHartog

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  • Aquila audax Scientific name
  • Wedge-tailed Eagle Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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