Whistling Kite at Fyshwick Sewage Ponds this afternoon

To: "'Joanne Kinsella'" <>, <>
Subject: Whistling Kite at Fyshwick Sewage Ponds this afternoon
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 21:49:26 +1000
I won't comment about no mention of this bird in the COG directory as I don't ever look at this, but there certainly are Whistling Kites recorded at that site (though less often encountered than the somewhat confusable - if you don't know the difference - Little Eagle). No it is not known by some other name except in very old books, as Whistling Eagle but it is not an eagle.
 -----Original Message-----From: Joanne Kinsella [ Sent: Saturday, 15 September 2012 9:23 PM
To:       Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Sacred Kingfisher at Fyshwick Sewage Ponds this afternoon

Seems i went at the wrong time, sadly. At 1.00ish today at JW i saw what i think was a Whistling Kite. I say 'think' because the bird i saw matched the images of a WK on other sites on the internet (distinctive under wings pattern), however i can see no mention of this bird in the COG directory. Is it known by some other name or have i likely made a mistake?

Otherwise, nothing particularly exciting (apologies to the multitude of birds i did see, which i've just swept into the 'taken for granted' box). My focus was not on waterbirds today.

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