Russell Woodford wrote:
> Hi all
> My father has just spent a few days along the Murray between Echuca
> and Swan Hill and has come back with a nice list of species. The one
> which I refused to accept was a Grey Falcon at Kow Swamp (is that how
> it is spelled?) - not because it's impossible there, but because I
> don't think anyone should be allowed to claim a GF in their first
> couple of years of birdwatching. (The fact that I haven't seen one
> in almost 20 years is irrelevant...)
Hi Russell and everybody,
There is such a thing as beginners' luck..
At Wyperfeld NP, back in September 1976, when the lakes in Wyperfeld
were full, I maintain I saw a Grey Falcon flying over some open country.
One low pass and then high overhead.
No-one has ever believed me! But it was definitely falcon-shaped, with
pointed, angled wings, flew like a falcon, and its back was pale smoky
grey, pale beneath.
I can't think what else it could have been - and at that time I was
already quite familiar with Hobbies, Nankeen Kestrels, Black-shouldered
Kites, Peregrines and Brown Goshawks, and I had once seen a Black
Falcon. I was in fact quite a raptor nut.
What do the experts think about that one?
> Russell Woodford
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