dark raptor?

Subject: dark raptor?
From: Bill & Raelene <>
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:23:51 +1100
This morning at Mulligans Flat dam, as well as a Whistling Kite, there was a dark raptor. It was perched in a dead tree at a distance in the water. Later flew closer to look at me . It was too slim to be a Brown Falcon dark morph. I could not see any barring. I'd like to think it was a Black Falcon but it had long yellow legs. Later it moved off and circled about. I did not pay attention to the wing shape. What could it be? A first year Swamp Harrier? I took some photos and will try to put them up tonight.
Bill Graham

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