Juv raptors

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Subject: Juv raptors
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 10:32:40 +1100

I haven’t got on to the Spotted Harrier as yet, but 2 common sights around FSP at present are a juv W Kite and the juv L eagle.  The former still has juv spotty markings.   The juv LE (which is what I assume it is) has no obvious juv markings but is markedly small, so is evidently a male.  It is also noisy, giving a flat ‘kek-kek-kek-kek’ when approached or taking off.  This sound can sometimes be heard coming from the trees near the school, where it often perches.  I suppose it would qualify as a ‘pale morph’ although it does not have quite the snowy underparts of its male parent.


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