Always something good at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - black falcon

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Subject: Always something good at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - black falcon
From: "Steve Read" <>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 13:00:54 +1000

A cool, sunny and quiet morning at the Wetlands, all the usual birds, few birders around, and the highlight the russet flanks of silvereyes spending the winter here rather than Tasmania until, from Fulica hide, a raptor over Jerrabomberra Creek towards the lake, moving fast.  The thought process goes raptor – falcon – peregrine – no, too large, too dark – a black!  Large, sooty, dark falcon, with wings a little broader than a peregrine but still pointed, and not quite as flat as a those of a peregrine. Circled low for a while, than began to soar and circle over towards the east basin, higher and higher until just a dot in the binox, then disappeared.




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