Possum Group - 9 to 12 August
Researching the eagle was certainly exciting! The Wedge tailed Eagle in Australia is our biggest “bird of prey.” We discussed the meaning of bird of prey, which is bird who eats other animals, and who is very regularly on the hunt! They like to hunt and eat (sadly) rabbits, wallabies, kangaroos, snakes, lizards, other birds, possums, foxes and cats! (Cats being a particularly distressing food item for us). Upon trying to discover an appropriate Eagle-in-action video, many quite frightening Eagle clips appeared! We managed to find a video of an eagle soaring and capturing a meal, and one of the Eagle’s quite unique squak-ish bird call. The most interesting thing to see was the way the Eagle swoops down and catches it’s prey within its sharp talons. An Eagle will create it’s nest in the fork of a tree with sticks, and only 2 eggs are hatched. Sadly only one Eagle chick will survive as the other takes all of it’s food!