Little Eagle reports

To: "'Canberrabirds'" <>
Subject: Little Eagle reports
From: "Frank Antram" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 18:50:09 +1000

If this is the nest I’m thinking of (in the tree the other side of the road from the car park, and near the sewage works’ pumps/equipment (sorry, I’m not very technical!), it is surely too small for Little Eagle’s nest?  Whilst it may be coincidental and of no relevance, I do recall seeing both a Hobby and Aust Ravens on several occasions a few months back in that tree.





From: Jenny Bounds [
Sent: Wednesday, 19 July 2006 1:53 PM
To: Canberrabirds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Little Eagle reports


Greetings all: Recently on the line, there has been a couple of reports of Little Eagle, one at Mulligan's Flat, and the other at Jerrabomberra wetlands.  There has also been a report of a Little Eagle nest in willows near the car park at the wetlands.  I was out there today and did see a nest but no birds of prey were around.   


I would be interested to hear of any more sightings of Little Eagle anywhere in the Canberra region, as well as confirmation about that nest at the wetlands.  It has been suggested to me that this nest may be a Swamp Harrier's, not Little Eagle.


The reason for the interest is that I am putting together material with a view to COG nominating the Little Eagle as a vulnerable species in the ACT, on the basis of its decline (eg documented by Jerry Olsen in Canberra Bird notes in December 2005). 


It would be very helpful if people who see Little Eagles, fill in a COG odd observation record and sent it to COG for our database.  Or if you email on the COG line details of the sighting with date, time, exact location, whether its a light or dark phase bird etc (GPS coords if you have them), I can arrange to get it in the database.  If you are not familiar with Little Eagle, Id recommend some care and checking of field guides, as it may be confused with other birds of prey, such as Whistling Kite.






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