Wedge-tailed Eagles

The entirely apt scientific name of the wedge-tailed eagle is aquila audax: respectively, these Latin words mean eagle, and bold and daring. A grand official name befitting this magnificent bird. The spangled drongo (a less spectacular Australian native bird), can only wish for such a title. The wedge-tail is the largest raptor in Australia, and … Continue reading Wedge-tailed Eagles

Times when I flew like a bird

My eyes have been turned skywards for as long as I can remember. As a young boy I had a a flock of pigeons which would wheel around the house and the neighbourhood , and at night sleep in absolute luxury in the imposing loft my grandfather and I built for them. It had no … Continue reading Times when I flew like a bird