Peregrines in Sydney

Subject: Peregrines in Sydney
From: "Chris Gladwin" <>
Date: 24 Mar 1997 09:20:09 EST

     Birding-Aus readers may like to know that Peregrines are in fact
     resident in Sydney and are reported to Birdline weekly.  We have a
     policy though of not publising them due to persecution from pigeon
     racers.  All records are collated for the records though.

     A few years ago a letter was published in a major newspaper from a
     pigeon club stating how peregrines were "introduced by man to
     Australia and should therefore be exterminated".  We all know this is
     wrong of course.

     However the point is that we have to keep tight lipped about the
     numbers of Peregrines out there.   So please be careful if this thread

     The Sydney Morning Herald regularly mentions how someone saw a "poor
     defenceless" Gull/Pigeon plucked from mid air over a Sydney street!

     Chris Gladwin
     Sydney, Australia

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