RE: raptors in the suburbs

To: "'Ian Fraser'" <>, "" <>
Subject: RE: raptors in the suburbs
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 22:09:45 +1100
A colleague of mine was attacked by a Brown Goshawk in the Black Mountain 
bushland. Apparently the nest was close to the walking trail, thus the bird was 
being defensive. My colleague received a talon slash across the upper arm.

Anthony Overs

-----Original Message-----
From:   Ian Fraser [SMTP:
Sent:   Friday, 20 February 1998 15:05
Subject:        raptors in the suburbs

Both Brown Goshawks and Collared Sparrowhawks are regularly recorded
throughout suburban Canberra; indeed in winter, nearly all ACT records are
suburban. We live within 1k of the city centre, and have already recorded
both species this year (plus a Little Eagle).

Part of Black Mountain (nature reserve just down the road a bit) was
signposted by the parks service last spring to warn joggers about an
especially aggressive nesting BGH!


Ian Fraser, Canberra  
Environment Tours; Vertego Environmental Writing Consultancy
ph: 02 62491560 fax: 02 62473227

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