It is a White-breasted Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) just taking off from its perch on a dead tree, overlooking a long strip of ocean beach.
Forgive the dull light, please. But the silhouette works well enough.
And life is going on well at Dalmeny. So much "Nature" to see, to observe and to marvel at.
I know that hand feeding Possums and Rainbow Lorikeets is not the "high end" of nature observing, but I love the opportunity to unwind, doing it.
It is wild, wild country, but it is unfortunately being "tamed" by the people of "Forests NSW".
I am not a forester; neither am I a local (in Narooma). I know fires are a real problem in this country, but to me, it seems as if they are creating a "treed desert", with their program of burn-offs in the forest country behind Bombala, Moruya and Mogo.
There is so little of this wonderful forest which has not been burnt in the last few years. So the natural understorey of shrubs has mostly gone. Disappeared. Empty. Trees alone do not constitute a forest environment.
I have really enjoyed the visit to Dalmeny (and Narooma). Thanks to Brendan and Beth for the use of their lovely house.