Bird poetry – Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)
The Little Eagle is a small eagle about the size of a peregrine falcon. It has a wingspan of about 100cm. It is listed as vulnerable in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales.
We saw this one soaring over the Australian National Botanic Gardens in late winter. My True Love and I managed to find a break in the trees to capture this photo (cropped within an inch of its life).
Shadow overhead –
hunter in the sky, cruising –
Can hear a pin drop.
Read about the Little Eagle monitoring project here. See a video of them nesting below.
I was inspired by all the people participating in today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt – Aquiline.