Raptors in the suburbs

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Subject: Raptors in the suburbs
From: (David Torr)
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 09:14:22 +1000
     Yesterday my wife was disturbed by a lot of noise from the budgies in 
     our aviary in suburban Bayswater (30km from Melbourne but definitely 
     not the edge of the built up area).
     Upon investugating she saw an immature Brown Goshawk (possibly imm 
     Collared Sparrowhawk - did not get a good enough look) perched on the 
     roof of the aviary - no doubt looking for an easy meal (there is a 
     chicken in the aviary as well - and free range ones in the garden that 
     the hawk ignored!
     Is it unusual to see them n the suburbs?

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