6 falcons in one day

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Subject: 6 falcons in one day
From: "Greg Roberts" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 09:30:37 +1000
Well done Christopher. For the record, I saw all six species of falcon in
one day in January 1972 at Dynevor Downs Station near Thargomindah, in
south-west Queensland, in the company  of Chris Corben and Greg Czechura. In
fact we saw all six species within an hour of each other. This falcon feast,
in an area now protected as Lake Bindegolly National Park - included two
adult and two juvenile Grey Falcons in what was then believed to be the
first breeding record for Queensland. Still, I lived in Alice Springs for
almost a year and did not encounter the species in that time.

Greg Roberts 



"Message: 11

Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 19:30:16 +0930

From: Christopher Watson <>

Subject: All the falcons... Alice Springs just keeps on giving


Ok this is just a gloat, so feel free to skip this and head straight to the
next posting if flagrant grandstanding might offend.

Just the other day I was absentmindedly musing to my birdwatching
partner-in-crime, that if one was set the arbitrary task of seeing all *

Falco* species in Australia in a single day, then Alice Springs would
probably be the place to do it... of course, you'd just wait 'til you
stumbled on a Grey Falcon and then spend the rest of the day racing around
to tick off the others."


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