ID assistance - raptor Uriarra Rd

To: "'Robin Hide'" <>, "'COG line'" <>
Subject: ID assistance - raptor Uriarra Rd
From: "Mark Clayton" <>
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2010 19:04:00 +1100
Hi Robin,

Happy New Year!

Your bird is a Brown Falcon. The black tear drop just visible under the eye
and the long grey legs help with the id. They can also be quite light in
general colouration.



-----Original Message-----
From: Robin Hide  
Sent: Saturday, 2 January 2010 6:47 PM
To: COG line
Subject: ID assistance - raptor Uriarra Rd

Out on the Uriarra Rd this afternoon just before the left turn down to 
the river park before the crossing there was a raptor on a dead 
tree(attached, poor photo) that has me puzzled. Not seen in flight. A 
harrier?  or??
Grateful for suggestions.
Beyond the crossing we saw a Singing Bushlark, Pipits and I think Rufous 
Songlarks. (Many thanks Beth and others for the earlier reporting!)
Returning between the Cotter Pumping Station and Stromlo on a v.winding 
part of the road with motorbikes tailgating and making slowdown or 
stopping difficult, my wife glimpsed another raptor perched on a branch 
to the left of the road- tentatively a Grey Goshawk after consulting 
handbooks/online photos.

Robin Hide

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