Arthur was not disappointed when he cruised the Arthur River. He captured the Sea Eagles with his long Canon lens as the birds plucked fish from the bank and river.
Usually a pademelon or two visit the BBQ site at Turk’s Landing, lured by the smell of hamburgers and sausages cooking!
Yesterday this little fellow greeted the passengers and crew and made himself at home, sitting on the table.
Last year a family with 4 young quolls visited the site regularly. We think this quoll may belong to that family.
2 days ago passengers and crew on the MV George Robinson witnessed an event which only happens occasionally. Our regular female white-breasted eagle ventured into the wedge tailed eagles’ territory while swooping for a fish. The wedge-tail immediately went into attack mode and targeted the white-breasted eagle with amazing speed. The collision resulted in raucous squeals and screeches by eagles and passengers alike. The female was the victor, retaliating with her talons while upside down. The wedged-tail eagle, minus a few feathers and only his pride wounded, retreated to his nest.
Watch this space for future eagle anecdotes
Your new hosts on the Arthur River Cruises boat M.V. George Robinson, are Lesley and Greg. They have come down from N.S.W. to seek a better life in Tasmania and have chosen the beautiful Arthur River to make their home.