Square-tailed Kite at Kobble Creek

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Subject: Square-tailed Kite at Kobble Creek
From: Tom Tarrant <>
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2010 18:59:05 +1000
Recently Marie posted a message reporting a Square-tailed Kite acting
suspiciously close to our home near Brisbane. This morning I was just about
to commence a bird-walk when I heard the Noisy Miners 'alarming' and spotted
a SQT Kite 'quartering' around our trees.  Eventually it flew across Watson
Rd to an area where Marie had seen it nest-building, and I watched and
photographed it as it continued to collect twigs and foliage and add to the
nest. It called persistently when returning to the structure and a couple of
times whilst circling overhead but despite this couldn't see another bird,
though at one point I thought it's mate had arrived but it turned out to be
a 'pirate' Whistling Kite, which managed to steal it's prized twig! I've
posted quite a few images from my observations on a Picasa album at and will
put more on as the saga progresses.
I alerted the land-owner and he seemed very pleased to have such an unusual
species on his land but if anyone would like to visit I would be grateful if
they could contact me offline for details.


Tom Tarrant
Kobble Creek, Qld

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