FW: [canberrabirds] raptor for ID

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] raptor for ID
From: "Margaret Leggoe" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:04:06 +1000

Well in that case there was more than one raptor there, one visible and the other invisible yet very noisy.  It just ain’t fair!!


From: Mark Clayton [
Sent: Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:40 PM
To: 'Margaret Leggoe'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] raptor for ID




You really are going to have to stop shooting birds at Kelly’s Swamp – there won’t be anything left for us to go and see there. By the way did it taste any good?


Having said that with tongue in cheek, your bird is indeed a classic Whistling Kite.





From: Margaret Leggoe [m("","m.leggoe7141");">]
Sent: Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:22 PM
To: m("","canberrabirds");">
Subject: [canberrabirds] raptor for ID


Shot at the Jerrabomberra wetlands this morning.  There appeared to be only one raptor active at that time, and it made a rapid “kak-kak-kak” call.  It certainly was not a whistling kite.  From what can be seen of the legs in one of the frames, they don’t seem feathery enough to be an eagle.  Does this make it a swamp harrier?






Thank you

Margaret Leggoe

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