Peregrine Falcons in the city?

To: John Brown <>
Subject: Peregrine Falcons in the city?
From: Duncan McCaskill <>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 18:48:16 +1000
Peregrines are reported semi-regularly in Civic and have been known to nest, or attempt to nest, on Rydges hotel. I'm not often in Civic, but I saw a pair several times around Rydges in May 2010. The AMP building is very close as the Peregrine flies.

My rule of thumb, based on limited knowledge and experience, for telling Peregrines from Hobbies is "if in doubt, its a Hobby". I have found that with Peregrines, the size, general "robustness",  "dark greyness" and arrogant demeanour really hits me when I see them.

The GBS records show a decline in Hobby reports in winter, but not a complete absence.


On 27 May 2014 11:59, John Brown <> wrote:


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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