raptor, Brisbane

Subject: raptor, Brisbane
From: Judith Lukin-Amundsen <>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2003 12:23:25 +1000
Mid-afternoon on a locally cool, overcast 30 June, driving 110k/h inbound on the Gateway, approaching the Bicentennial exit (a k or two to go, & heavy traffic both sides), I saw, perched 30-or-so feet above on a lamppost, the following bird:
        - raptor
        - front view from below, brief and rapidly magnifying
        - medium to large
        - classic 'guide book' posture/position
        - largely slate-grey
        - long tail, ventrally barred
        - chestnut breast/belly
        - belly barred--

And then it was gone!

WHAT could have sat just so in this place?


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