Possible Black Kite, Lapstone

To: "Evan Beaver" <>, birding-aus <>
Subject: Possible Black Kite, Lapstone
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 10:10:49 +1000
Hi Evan,

Is it possible that some of the tail feathers were missing giving the impression of a forked tail. Black Kites generally don't fly with their wings in a deep V.



At 9:29 AM +1000 1/8/08, Evan Beaver wrote:
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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