'The bird hung in the air above the river. It was so low that Luke could see it clearly, a big nuggety bird with strong talons and curving beak. Its feathers were beautiful, a lovely chestnut colour on the back and sides and bright white on the head and breast.
'That was the first time Luke had ever seen a Brahminy kite, or sea eagle. He didn't know then that another Brahminy, a helpless, abandoned chick, would soon change his life.'
Source: Publisher's blurb (2013 ed.)