Let's start with a few raptors.....

Sightings within the local survey area for the period 1 Mar 2012 - 31 May 2012. The local survey area is a rectangular area extending from Kingsthorpe NW of Toowoomba to the Mt Whitestone/Fordsdale area SE of Helidon.

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Bill Jolly
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Let's start with a few raptors.....

Post by Bill Jolly » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:39 am

A couple of raptor-filled days at Abberton.

Yesterday, 1/3/12:

Collared Sparrowhawk moving between several trees in the garden;

Brown Goshawk on the rail next to the birdbath outside my window. We just stared at each other - there was no way I could get the camera;

6 Black Kites and 1 Whistling Kite over the house and adjacent paddocks in the afternoon. These birds have been turning up most afternoons for the last week or so.

This-morning, 2/3/12:

Australian Hobby on a tree limb ripping into an unidentifiable bird;

Black Kite again;

Nankeen Kestrel zipping around;

2 Wedge-tailed Eagles circling high above.

Bill Jolly

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