Kym sent me a different (slightly better -
or easier to see the features) photo. It is a Collared
Sparrowhawk. Although I can't get the size (maybe by measuring the thickness of
the wire and some mathematics, one could determine this). The photo shows the
main features of difference.
tail (clearly not rounded).
middle toe is close to twice as long as the other toes (not slightly
brow ridge is hardly noticeable, with bulgy looking eyes.
beak is fairly small.
One should not be surprised at it in the middle of Richardson, they are common in
Canberra suburbs, although I am surprised to see it included on the list of 50
species pre printed on the GBS Chart. Is it really in the top 50 most recorded
species? The query to produce and sequence this list, for the last X years,
for the purpose of designing the chart, exists under that name in the GBS
database, so can be produced instantly.
Just walked out the back and noticed this chap on the wire, ran in grabbed
the camera NO card raced in grabbed one , lucky still there, no time for
settings just rattled off
This is in the middle of Richardson so shocked to see it there in the
built up area