Black-shouldered Kite at Glenloch

To: "Canberrabirds" <>
Subject: Black-shouldered Kite at Glenloch
From: "Denis Wilson" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 23:32:54 +1000
Hi Cogsters.
Responding to Peter Ormay's comment and Martin Butterfield's response, about Black-shouldered Kites, I drove from Canberra to Robertson at lunchtime today (Tuesday).
I was amazed at the number of Kestrels and BS Kites which I saw hovering beside the road, between north Canberra and Goulburn. Without having made a conscious count, I would say more than 15 birds - roughly evenly split. The weather was mild, and with a moderate wind, which possibly favours aerial hunting.
I assume it to be a seasonal burst in activity, as I drive that route on a monthly basis (on average) and would expect to see just a few of either species along the way.
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