Sporting birds

Subject: Sporting birds
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 21:27:11 +1100
On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 08:30:04PM +1100, Whittaker, Mark wrote:
> The story also reminded me of a Sydney Swans night game last season when a
> small raptor sped across the SCG. Before I could wrestle the binoculars off
> my friend's ten-year-old daughter it was gone. My best guess was a Nankeen
> Kestrel. Do they hunt at night in the full daylight of stadia?

Another possibility is Australian Hobby.  I've seen one very close
to the SCG (in daylight) and HANZAB mentions they take bats & insects at

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