Possible Black Kite, Lapstone

To: "Carol Probets" <>
Subject: Possible Black Kite, Lapstone
From: "Evan Beaver" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 10:21:32 +1000
Hi Carol,

Yes I just wrote exactly that to Andy. It had the charasteristic
languid rowing SqT flight, but the tail just looked so weird. I should
have remembered the missing feathers... the birds we see over our
house are usually missing feathers.


On 8/1/08, Carol Probets <> wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Carol
> 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
> > opinions?
> >
> > Evan Beaver
> > Lapstone, Blue Mountains, NSW
> > lat=-33.77, lon=150.64
> >

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

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