Northern Sydney raptors

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Subject: Northern Sydney raptors
From: "Tom and Mandy Wilson" <>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 17:43:33 +1000
Hi all
had a bit of a raptor week this week.
- Monday, driving to the station I saw a single Pacific Baza circling over the traffic on the Pacific Highway near the Mona Vale Road junction, approx 7:30am. It went into the trees between the highway and the railway, where I got an excellent silhouette view, complete with the crest, as I waited for the traffic lights to change. - Tuesday morning just before St Johns Road/Pacific Highway junction in Gordon, a Peregrine went north, very low. - Wednesday as I was out for my morning walk in Turramurra, a Grey Goshawk did a pass over the trees in Irish Town Grove, Turramurra, approx 6:30am - obviously hoping to find some Noisy Miners, Cockies or Currawongs that hadn't woken up properly. And today (Saturday), there was a single Little Eagle flying over my house, approx 1:20pm. Moved slowly, allowing good views of very white underside in the bright sunlight with a distinct russet collar Bird had a very "chunky" jizz compared to the Whistling Kites I see sometimes. Perhaps I should have looked a bit harder Thursday & Friday to see if I could have clocked the local Brown Goshawks or Sparrow hawks and get 6 in 6!
Tom Wilson


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