Peregrine Falcons in the city?

To: "'John Brown'" <>, "'COG_Mailing_List'" <>
Subject: Peregrine Falcons in the city?
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 18:18:29 +1000
Could be either, although most Hobbies have left here at this time of year. So a pair of them seems less likely. As for what part of the city: I have seen them on the western city buildings and over the central bus stop. Well if you are thinking about inner city, linear flight time travel over that whole area, by these birds is probably about one minute or less.
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I am fairly sure I am seeing either a couple of Australian Hobby's (or Peregrine Falcons?) around the AMP on a moderately regular basis from my office window. Unfortunately they are only fleeting glimpses when I happen to glace up while I am working, which is why I am not dead certain. Is this consist with other reports/sightings? I know there was a post about Peregrine Falcons in the city fairly recently, but I can't recall which part of the city. However, I am thinking Hobby because of the impression of a white collar behind the black hood in-flight. I haven't seen them perched. Hopefully I'll get a more definite sighting soon.




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