A blog about Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, Queensland – a unique little paradise under forty kilometres as the seagull flies from Brisbane CBD.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Lamb Island is big on birds. And in some cases, vice versa.

The abundance of bird species on Lamb Island is quite remarkable, but the picture above isn’t mine, mainly because I’m not that good/lucky. I snuck it off the Internet to show what a White Bellied Sea Eagle looks like. And my reason is that while we see our resident pair almost daily, cruising the air currents out over the bay, earlier today we were sipping coffee out on our deck and one came by, just a few metres above the trees on our shoreline, with a multi-forked maybe-metre-long tree branch clutched in its talons, obviously intent on updating its nest ready for the upcoming breeding season. They’re magnificent birds, with wingspans of up to two metres, and you can read about them here.

Below, another internet shot, the aforementioned talons about to pick up some take-away seafood: