Re: More on Black Kites

Subject: Re: More on Black Kites
Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 08:39:36 +1000
Interesting this subject should come up.

Like many other inland birds this species appears to be also moving east 
ahead of the encroaching drought (a bit of rain forecast later this week - 
here's hoping). 

Black Kites aren't rare around Dubbo but don't occur in large numbers and 
are reasonably predictable about where they will be.  This week there has 
been a group of about 10 Black Kites on the Mitchell Highway east of Dubbo 
(I live 17km out of town in this direction).  On Monday the birds were 
just on the outskirts of town but each time I drove that section of road 
they were further east along the highway.  This morning while looking to 
my left for oncoming traffic at the highway intersection at Wongarbon I 
saw the birds to the east of Wongarbon.  They are obviously using the 
highway as a movement corridor.  No doubt taking advantage of the occasion 
roo roadkill and the numerous dead foxes we see at this time of year.



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