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To: "James Rees" <>, <>
Subject: *****SPAM***** ospreys
From: "Bruce Cox" <>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 17:01:13 +1100
From: "James Rees" <>
Subject: *****SPAM***** ospreys

Hi James,

I don't know if it was Birding-aus' spam filters, Optusnet's or mine which
branded your e-mail as spam, obviously one or all of them got it wrong.

Coincidentally I was talking about this same subject (Ospreys and sticks!)
with a birding acquaintance this morning. I run a small mailing list
centered on Sydney's Northern Beaches and as far as we know these birds have
not nested here. Others have seen the stick carrying thing but no nest has
been found nor young birds seen. Some raptors carrying sticks may do it as
part of a courting procedure (not necessarily successful!). I have seen
Whistling Kites carrying and dropping sticks.

I have seen Powerful Owls on Middle Harbour Creek. There are a known nesting
pair in nearby Davidson Park.

Pacific Bazas were seen around: Turramurra, Beacon Hill and Warriewood
Wetland last year.

Bruce Cox.

> Earlier this year I went to see the ospreys at narrabeen and when I
> I observed one flying down the road. It dissapeared from sight for a
> as it flew through some trees and emerged carrying a long stick, like
> nesting material. It flew with the stick up to the branch at the top of
> ridge where they always roost. I dont think there was a nest up there
> because I observed them frequently during the breeding season and there
> always 2 birds there, 1 would have been absent if they were incubating
> at any stage I would have thought. Any way it was a good sign.
> Saw a pair of powerful owls with 2 babies at middle harbour creek, near
> cascades track about 3 months ago.
> Could anyone tell me where I could observe pacific bazas in sydney,
> especially on the north shore or northern beaches. Also could anyone tell
> the location of the sea eagle nest in middle harbour?
> Thanks alot,

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