Wedge-tailed Eagle

Aquila audax

Not a garden inhabitant at all, but these magnificent eagles are moderately common over the hills and river valleys around Canberra, especially to the south. Records are of birds flying overhead, often in pairs. There are nest sites along the Murrumbidgee River corridor and these birds are often seen over adjoining suburbs, especially in late summer to autumn. Numbers seen over the suburbs have increased greatly in recent years, possibly because the birds are ranging more widely, rather than an actual increase in numbers. R=71. BR=95.