Raptor in Adelaide suburb

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Subject: Raptor in Adelaide suburb
From: "Mark A. Newton" <>
Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 13:57:47 +0930
I'm not entirely familiar with the various raptors so I'm not 100% sure of this observation, but I feel I recognised a Little falcon. Driving my sons home from school in Adelaide I saw what appeared to be a little falcon on someones front lawn with a fresh kill, a blackbird or starling. Black feathers sprawled about, I stopped the vehicle to watch and the bird took off with its prey hanging from its talons.  
The falcon was small and very uniformly coloured, sort of a plum sheen all over, most definitely a falcon.
First I have ever witnessed of this event.,..very cool.
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