• Peg McDonald

Sea-eagle art #highergroundraptors, #sea-eagle, #rehabilitation, #wildlife, #rescue, #raptors

Well hello and welcome to my blog. This is my very first blog post and what better subject than a beautiful artwork by Nathan Ferlazzo of Marini Ferlazzo.

August appeared to be the month of the Sea Eagle!

Currently we have three in care, and being able to watch live the amazing footage of our Sydney pair so beautifully raising their two chicks thanks to the Sydney Sea Eagle Can folk, can you ever get enough - I think not!

These beautiful birds are getting some great exposure, and the more people understand, learn about and grow to love them the better we are able to protect them and nurture the environment they need to survive.

Now listed as vulnerable in NSW, every one that can be successfully rehabilitated and released is critical. Thanks to the #vetafarm CCTV and the Peter Spitzer Free Flight aviary I have come to realise just how much they love to bathe when in care, which makes sense!

The current children's wading pool just doesn't cut it, and I have been trying to raise funds to build a pool that can be maintained to the appropriate hygiene standards, and as I rely on tank water, is water wise and is easy to clean.

The brilliant Nathan Ferlazzo and the team at #mariniferlazzo have kindly and generously come on board to help me in this latest fundraising task.

They have just created a series for Bird Life Australia and Nathan has now drawn this beautiful image of a Sea-eagle to help raise funds specifically for the SE pond. These guiys do amazing work to help raise money for various conservation, animal welfare efforts, and I am really proud and honoured that they have come on board to help out here.

Nathan has produced a limited edition of only 24 of his magnificent Sea-eagle drawing on giclee paper. Each is signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity,

Just look at the detail of the flowers so beautifully drawn - I love this !

They are $95 each and $25 from each sale goes to the SE pond fund.

Here is a link to their site and you can also then view all their other great stuff.…/white-bellied-sea-eagle…

I would really appreciate if you could share this to anyone you think might be interested.

If all 24 sell I can start work on the pond, and that would be great.

Thanks so very much Nathan and all the Team at Marini Ferlazzo - your work not just to help me but world wide is so appreciated.

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Higher Ground Raptor Centre is an Australian bird of prey rehabilitation, release and education facility conceived, built and managed by licensed carer Peggy McDonald CF

We are now forming a new not-for-profit company to further grow our work in raptor care, rehabilitation and conservation called Higher Ground Raptor Centre Ltd ABN 78 644 738 769. We are still in the process of seeking all our registrations. In the meantime, please continue to donate to support us on our donate page through WRSC.


In 2017 Peggy became a Churchill Fellowship recipient "to advance and exchange our knowledge of Australian raptor rehabilitation and release techniques". Since then, Peggy has travelled to the USA, Canada, Alaska, Abu Dhabi and South Africa and is currently writing her report - watch this space!

Higher Ground Raptor Centre relies entirely on the good grace and generosity of donations and sponsorship to keep the facility running.



For all the comings and goings of Raptor rehab at Higher Ground Raptor Centre you can go to:

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