Wedge tailed eagles have wingspans of up to 3m which makes them the largest Australian bird of prey. Wedgies have a very distinctive wedge shaped tail and so can be easily identified when soaring. They are very common around most parts of Australia but for a time they were persecuted by ranchers because they prey on sheep. Numbers are increasing following the rising volume of road kill on the highways. In some parts, Wedgies have adapted to become largely scavengers of this road kill.
This road connects the inland Kennedy Range National Park to the coast at Carnarvon. The first section is sealed and this is where there is a lot of road kill. The high density in this area allows for very small territories and so there seemed to be a different pair of Wedgies presiding over the road every kilometre or so. The other birds are Australian ravens and the prey item is a wallaby.