Letter-winged Kite [not seen] in Brisbane

Subject: Letter-winged Kite [not seen] in Brisbane
From: Peter Woodall <>
Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 15:04:50 +1000
Hi all

Following the posting by Alan Gillanders of his father's
sighting of a Letter-winged Kite at Bethania, S of Brisbane,
Leith and I went there on Sunday from about 4.30 - 5.30pm
by which time it had got dark.
We figured that since the species is reputed to be crepuscular,
then dusk was as good a dawn [and easier to achieve!!].

We drove along Station Road to the end and then came back
and waited next to an area of open paddocks until dark.
We saw a couple of Black-shouldered Kites but no
Letter-wings.  Also had a good view of an adult White-bellied
Sea-eagle flying home to roost.

Did anyone else go out there with better success?

Pete Woodall

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