FW: Grey Goshawk behaviour

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Subject: FW: Grey Goshawk behaviour
From: "Conole, Lawrie" <>
Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 11:11:52 +1000
>Anyway the most unusual thing I saw was at Glenaire on the Great Ocean Road.
>here in country cleared in the valley bottoms, but with native forest on the
>hills I saw a white morph Grey Goshawk, but it was sitting on a fence post,
>looking out over a paddock, at least 200 meters from the nearest tree. Has
>anyone ever seen this behaviour before on the part of this species? was it
>just resting and thinking 'So this is what the world looks like to a Brown
>Falcon?' or was it trying to hunt? (I had a car on my tail and there was no
>where to stop, by the time I turn off, tunred round and went back it had
>This is typical winter behaviour in western Victoria.  They come out of the
>forest & into paddocks, suburbs, etc. from about April onwards.  Rabbits seem
>to be the preferred target at this time, although blackbirds need to pretty
>careful too.
>Lawrie Conole

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