An endangered Tasmanian Wedgetailed Eagle feasts on a wallaby it scavenged in the neighbours paddock a few evenings ago.
I quickly snuck down the driveway with bushes between us to get closer, but the large bird of prey was being dive-bombed by plovers who had two chicks nearby and flew off, carrying the wallaby before I could get in position. I’m not sure how the wallaby ended up hanging from the fence below.
As the eagle gained altitude, the plovers stopped pursuit, but then a Forest Raven came out of some trees and took chase.
I waited around for a while, hoping it would return before the light faded.
These images were taken with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II lens on Olympus OMD EM1 Mark 2. Low light with moving subjects is it’s biggest weakness. The first image was taken through my kitchen window around 150 meters away and is cropped to pixel resolution – click an image to zoom.