While watching the spring Honeyeater migration
from my Suburban Home in Wahroonga,Sydney today,about 50 metres away
a raptor which was about Australian Raven size flew past above tree
level,trying to grab a honeyeater.
The bird was pretty large compared to the
honeyeaters,was rufous-brown, had streaky-spotted underwings and had a
prominent dark 'tear marking' quite like the brown falcon which
helped me narrow it down to one of the falcon species.
The following are my thoughts,
Juv Peregrine,the marking below the eye was more
like the brown falcons than a peregrine
Aust Hobby,the bird was quite large so I don't
think it was one of these
Does anyone else have any Ideas?