Feisty eaglet takes off
A JUVENILE Wedge-tailed eaglet that the Herald photographed being satellite tagged early last November has left her nest and is venturing further afield.
She was given the Noongar name Baakininy which means ‘biting’ due to her feisty reaction during the tagging process – a good sign for her survival in the wild.Read more
Since her maiden flight on November 30, Baakininy has increased her range from about one to four square kilometres which is consistent with data received for other juvenile eagles.
Maps plotting her progress appear to show a concentration of points along the western edge of John Ffarington’s Morangup bush block which suggests the eaglet’s parents may be teaching her to hunt kangaroos that graze in local open paddocks.
I expect Baakininy will leave her Hills nest site when she becomes independent in late April or May, after which following her story will become really interesting.
We look forward to keeping Herald readers posted on this feisty eaglet’s journey.