Taken on the path to Tallows Beach, Byron Bay.
The White-bellied Sea-Eagle is the second largest raptor (bird of prey) found in Australia. It has white on the head, rump and underparts and dark grey on the back and wings. In flight the black flight feathers on the wings are easily seen when the bird is viewed from below. The large, hooked bill is grey with a darker tip, and the eye is dark brown. The legs and feet are cream-white, with long black talons (claws).
This Sea Eagle soaring over Tallow Creek was harassed out of the area by some very much smaller Masked Plovers.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
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