Report on BirdLine Victoria Weekly Update

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Subject: Report on BirdLine Victoria Weekly Update
From: "Shirley Cook" <>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2013 08:20:46 +1100
a comment from Steve Debus

Hi Shirley,

Thanks.  I think Lawrie's Peregrines were either an adut male 
dropping prey to his dependent juvenile female (as happens), or the 
food transfer went via the female parent to the juvenile(s), which 
would still be dependent on parental feeding.


  Peregrine Falcon Tylden Township, Macedon Ranges
>>Our local pair (I assume breeders from the neighbouring Tylden 
>>Quarry) have been very noisy the last week or so. Today my daughter 
>>and I looked on, impressed and smiling, as the noise drew our 
>>attention to a pair overhead. The mail dropped the wattlebird-sized 
>>prey it was carrying and the female rolled over to receive it 
>>upside down. This looked like courtship behaviour, but it's a 
>>little late in the year. Attempting a second clutch, or celebrating 
>>an empty nest??
>>Lawrie Conole
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