Peregrines in Sydney

Subject: Peregrines in Sydney
From: Alan McBride <>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 1997 20:50:34 +1100
Excellent comments from Chris here....


>     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
>     develops.
>     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
Alan McBride
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