A new study has recently confirmed what Indigenous Australians have known all along: our raptors are using bushfires to corner their prey.
Researchers have found that wedgies don’t stray far from home, staying close to where they hatched.
IN THE NSW SOUTHERN Highlands, Peggy McDonald has helped run the Australian Raptor Care & Conservation Centre since it was founded in April 2015. The 17ha property rehabilitates injured birds, mostly birds of prey, with the aim to return them to the wild. All photography by Esther Beaton. Read more about Peggy’s life-long passion for wildlife and how she co-founded the centre in AG#135, out now.
Having already produced an exhibit on the cheeky personalities of cockatoos in 2012, Leila Jeffreys turned her attention to capturing the beauty and power of Australia’s raptors.