Re: FW: collared sparrow hawk at Yarralumla

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Subject: Re: FW: collared sparrow hawk at Yarralumla
From: Julie Clark <>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:23:00 +1100
​Thanks to Alison for the Collared Sparrowhawk post. I was one of several who had the pleasure of watching one bird this morning.

Thanks also to Lyndell who pointed out the nest and the two young birds perched on branches near it.


On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 5:57 PM, Julie Clark <> wrote:
​​​​ Forwarded for Alison Turner ....


To those of you for whom a collared sparrow hawk is still a find – there is one ( of a pair I think ) on stirling ridge that has been reliably there for the last couple of weeks . So far my strike rate is 100% and I am a novice ! . Go up Hopetoun circuit from the lake and park in the small area of dirt on the left before you reach Fitzgerald street .  From the dirt area there is a small path that goes to the left and up the ridge . Follow it for about 100 – 200 m , stepping over a couple of logs and you will reach a small area where kids have made bike jumps in the path . If you stand there and look to you right and up a bit there is a stand of about 20 pine trees . Usually one of the birds is perched on a branch that is protruding – it does take a bit of looking as they are about magpie size at best and more camouflaged. If you wait a while they will often swoop another bird and change trees, with a very characteristic , almost raven like squawk  to my untrained ear . Take garters if you want to get a decent picture as you will need to walk over matted grass


Alison Turner




Julie Clark
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