Peregrine in the city

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Subject: Peregrine in the city
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 23:32:19 +1000
Gee that is a harsh one. Suggesting that 'falcon' implies the bird is a she. Yes, but this terminology of 'falcon' and 'tiercel' is pretty much a falconry issue and not much used by us lot. For what it is worth, assuming it is one of the same two birds, a pair of Peregrine Falcons have been reported on buildings on Marcus Clarke St and other nearby buildings in the city previously in recent years. I know I have reported a pair there, on this list, a year or two ago.
-----Original Message-----From: martin butterfield [mailto: mm("","artinflab");">] Sent: Wednesday, 11 April 2012 8:19 PM
To: Bob Rusk      Cc: ;
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Peregrine in the city

I hesitate to say this, but 'falcon' implies the bird is a she.  The male (ie 'he') would be a tiercel. 

So Attenborough is not an issue and Sandras message should be construed as the 'he' being a reference to the erstwhile photographer.


On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 8:04 PM, Bob Rusk <> wrote:
Hi Sandra!
I take it the bird has one of these David Attenborough animal cams on board. I wonder who's down loading the images and,much more intriguing, who or what is he trying to get the photos of ? 

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Sent: Wednesday, 11 April 2012 5:14 PM      Subject: [canberrabirds] Peregrine in the city

A member of the public has emailed to say that a peregrine falcon appears to have taken up residence at 40 Marcus Clarke St in the city. He's trying to get some photos.

sandra h
COG secretary

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