BirdLife Southern NSW EagleCAM

To: Geoff Hutchinson <>, "" <>
Subject: BirdLife Southern NSW EagleCAM
From: Shirley Cook <>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 23:15:29 +0000
Dear all - here is a comment from Steve Debus:

Hi Shirley,

All sounds normal for the pre-laying phase to me.  Raptors mate a lot
(several times a day) in the weeks leading up to laying.  There's lots of
literature on it;  I've described it too for a few species that I've watched
closely (the 3 eagle species, Square-tailed Kite, Sparrowhawk etc.),
including now Black Falcons I'm watching at Tamworth - they've been mating
daily for maybe a month and I think laying is still a fortnight away.  I'll
leave readers to look up the Greek meaning of the Red Goshawk's generic
name; a euphemistic translation is 'very lecherous'.



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