We often see wedgetailed eagles (Aquila audax), alone or in pairs, gliding high on the thermals in our valley. The distinctive wedge of the tail and their size, and the fact that they are often being harassed by smaller birds, gives them away.
They are the largest raptors (birds of prey) in Australia, with wingspans measured up to two and a half metres (just over 8 feet).
They eat carrion, so you sometimes see them on roads eating carcasses. Since they can stand up to a metre (three and a quarter feet) tall, they must be impressive to watch close up. They also eat live rabbits (feral and usually plentiful), the very occasional lamb (making them unpopular with farmers) and other small mammals, reptiles and other birds if they can catch them.
It’s another one of those things that makes you go “Wow!” when you see it.