Possible Black Kite, Lapstone

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Subject: Possible Black Kite, Lapstone
From: "Evan Beaver" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 09:29:26 +1000

This was a from the train observation, but I reckon the details are
pretty conclusive.

I observed a big black bird, bigger than a Raven, flying over Lapstone
yesterday. Deep V to the wings, and quite languid flight. I'm used to
seeing Square-Tails over our place, and thought it was initially, but
the tail was definitely forked, and forked much more strongly than a
folded Square-Tail. So Black Kite is my best suggestion. Any further


Evan Beaver
Lapstone, Blue Mountains, NSW
lat=-33.77, lon=150.64

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