Re: Raptors in the suburbs

To: (David Torr), "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Re: Raptors in the suburbs
From: (Faye Gerdsen)
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 11:56:30 +1100 (EST)
Dear David,
Last week I also was suprised and delighted to watch a brown goshawk chasing
a black bird at the end of our tennis court. I haven't seen this before.
Perhaps it's another symptom of the drought and the lack of other prey.
We are not exactly in the suburbs - we live on an estate with one acre
blocks and lots of parklands on the side of the Warbies near Wangaratta.
Regards, Faye G.

At 09:14 AM 2/20/98 +1000, David Torr wrote:
>     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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