Lunchtime birds

Subject: Lunchtime birds
From: "Martin O'Brien"<>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 14:56:48 +1000
Hello birders!

An interesting sight in the inner suburb of Melbourne (Australia) -
Fitzroy.  While out walking to the shopping centre I heard the
(raptor/aerial predator) alarm call of a White Plumed Honeyeater.  Scanning
skywards I spotted a single Brown Goshawk in gliding flight.  The bird then
commenced soaring, giving superb vies of its broad wings and longish tail.
Quite a sight above the sounds of trams and traffic.

Brown Goshawks are widespread raptors in Victoria (Atlas of Victorian
Wildlife) but this is the first I have seen near work, which is less than 2
km from the General Post Office.

Martin O'Brien
Executive Scientific Officer
Scientific Advisory Committee
Department of Natural Resources and Environment
4/250 Victoria Pde.,
East Melbourne,  3002

tel: +61 3 9412 4567
fax: +61 3 9412 4586

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