|Subject:||raptor id please|
|From:||jude hopwood <>|
|Date:||Tue, 21 Jan 2014 04:14:45 +1100|
A large, long and broad winged-raptor flying in broad circles over and around grass and shrubby area. Fairly sure the tail was squared off but can't be 100% certain. Cruising shape was not flat but as there was significant wind, it wasn't clear whether the v of the wings in soaring was typical or not. Fingered wingtips AND a clearly white! tail. There was barring on wings and tail and lighter patterning on lightish brown underwings but I was driving at the time of sighting and cannot confirm any specific shape to the pattern. By the time I stopped the car and grabbed the binoculars, the bird was out of sight.
Anyone with suggestions as to where to start with identification?
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