Bird events of yesteryear

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Subject: Bird events of yesteryear
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:57:22 +1100

Given the cyclical nature of exchanges on this chatline, now might be an occasion for Ian to recount his meeting with the Cuppers in FNV back in his motor-biking days, and me to recall Lindsay Cupper’s Great Chough Tower which stopped the joggers in their tracks in Campbell Park, a few years ago.  Incidentally, I’ve not seen or heard any more about the nature mega-doc (chough-specific, as I remember) that Lindsay was acquiring footage for.  g


From: martin butterfield [
Sent: Thursday, 28 February 2008 9:15 PM
To: stephpar
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] re. grey falcon


The useful book by Jack and Lindsay Cupper "Hawks in focus' has quite a bit to say about, and some rather nice photographs of, Grey Falcons.  They mention that most of the birds they found were n the dry interior, but do say they had a sighting in the Millewa district of Victoria.



On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 8:34 PM, stephpar <> wrote:

Hi GD -- thank you for putting me straight and bringing me back into line!!


What is the proverb "Fools jump in where angels fear to tread".


Apologies Terry, apparently Grey falcons have been seen in the ACT before.


To me they are a rare bird of the interior, rarely seen, a bird that doesn't exist according to the Big Twitch man (correct?), and one I have trouble with when reporting any of my sightings to the Atlas people.  Of my 4 remote sightings over the years, they take a lot of convincing that it was a grey falcon.  To me an unmistakable bird.






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