Black Kite and Swift Parrots at Newline

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Subject: Black Kite and Swift Parrots at Newline
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 13:00:41 +1000
I was out at Newline at 7.30 this morning and found 3 Swift Parrots feeding 
quietly in a euc at the top end of the paddock. They took off in a south 
westerly direction.

As I was leaving around 9.30, there was a commotion of white cockatoos 
harassing a raptor as it came over the road from the military range. At first I 
thought Little Eagle but the droopy wing shape was more suggestive of Whistling 
Kite, until I saw the tail and it was clearly a Black Kite. A fairly dark bird 
with indistinct underwing pattern. It flew over Newline but was chased back 
over the military range by the cockatoos, and disappeared from sight. Difficult 
to know whether it will hang around the area - the rubbish dump might be worth 
checking out?

Frank Antram

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