|Date:||Mon, 10 Jan 2005 16:39:15 +1100|
That sounds like almost the same spot I saw a Black Falcon a year or 2 ago (around the same time 1 was seen at Campbell Park too). It was perched near the top of the gorge wall approx. 500m upstream from the Tharwa Sandwash car park.
Tharwa Sandwash. Friday 7th. Saw nesting bee-eaters, rufous songlarks, 3 black fronted dotterels (1 juvenile), 2 whitefaces, male rufous whistler on a nest, redbrows with fledged juveniles. Interestingly 2 diamond firetails were there (didn't see them last time), and finally saw a male hooded robin. 1 Dollarbird swooped what I am pretty sure from the jizz, was a black falcon, but hard to see at distance. The black falcon later flew to the East side of the river and fed 2 begging fledglings. 5 Goldfinches including 3 juveniles.
Namadgi visitors centre, Saturday 8th. Near the Centre saw 4 restless flycatchers, 2 fledglings being fed. 1 adult diamond firetail and 2 juveniles. A white winged triller on a nest. Very large MFF- Many trillers, with 2 fledglings being fed by parents(very striped), rufous whistler fledglings being fed by parents. Western and white throated gerygones, fuscous honeyeaters, 4 sittellas, satin flycatcher male, horshfield's bronze cuckoo. 1 Whiteface. Rufous songlark.
Orroral campground. At least 4 and probably 6 sacred kingfishers with at least 2 being juveniles. Quite a few white eared honeyeaters, yf and 1 wn honeyeaters. 3 Fuscous honeyeaters having a bath as well as other birds. Common bronzewing.
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