Re: BSK and Kestrel absences.

To: "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Re: BSK and Kestrel absences.
From: "Ken Maling" <>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 17:55:14 +1100
Tony Russell wrote:-

>Re recent discussion about the absence of Black-shouldered Kites, we in
>have frequently commented on an apparent absence of these birds on SOME
>in areas where they are normally quite abundant. A similar phenomenon has
>been observed with Kestrels. Sometimes we go a whole day's driving
>seeing one. Other days they seem to be everywhere......./snip

We have made similar observations in and around Somers, Vic.

As a matter of interest we seem to have had an unusually high number of
days with easterly winds this year and have recorded very few sightings of
any raptors on days when wind was easterly. Maybe there is a connection?


Ken Maling

Somers, Vic

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