sorry my mistake, upstream is south.
On reading through others emails and thinking about what I
observed last friday and over the
past 2 weeks (ie 4 times over 2 weeks), here is what I think is the most likely
A bird was sitting in the big dead tree ~500m North,
downstream (East bank) from the old carpark. This bird looked to me like a black
falcon, from the body shape, wings, sitting position, and lack of wing markings.
It flew bye slowly along the stream upstream and off to the West out of view
(~200-300m South or upstream from old car park).
A dollarbird flew from East to West over the river in the
same place the falcon flew west and mobbed a bird which probably was actually a
brown goshawk. This bird was mobbed for a fair while by the dollarbird and then
it flew West to East quite fast (I assumed it was flying fast to avoid the
dollarbird) and fed one fledgling and refused another, then flew off fast to the
East. This bird appeared smaller, I thought at the time it was an optical effect
of it flying lower. I did not get good views of this bird but could see it from
behind. I could see it feeding the fledglings, within a tree, well refusing one. Begging has
been coming from those trees over the past
~2 Weeks before I saw a bird that I thought was a black
falcon stand in the same dead tree then
fly slowly south along the river
then head west in ~ the same position as stated above. However, it turned back
flying North along the West side of the ridgeline, along Gudgenby river (which I
could just see through gaps in the ridge). It is possible the bird from last friday followed this same flight path
and I wouldn't have seen it returning north
as I was observing the dollarbird,
So, I guess I conclude that most likely the
begging and feeding was brown goshawks. But I also am sure there is another
bird there, is it a black falcon? Or a brown falcon dark morph, or
Tharwa BSI. If anyone happens to be heading down that way
could they stop in Tharwa town. There is a bird there, that I think is a
honeyeater. It calls with two slow high
pitched notes woo wee, repeated 6 to 8 times. Then doesnt call for 10 minutes. It has really been bugging me, as I
cant locate the bird after 6 visits there.
I know I have heard the call before, but not very often, and am curious as to
what it is.