Odd start to GBS year

To: Martin Butterfield <>, "" <>
Subject: Odd start to GBS year
From: Roy & Pastor Mijina McDowall <>
Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2015 01:48:35 +0000
The 'Field Guide to the Military Birds of the ACT' notes of the F-18 Hornet, 

'Small grey raptor, occasional visitor to the ACT. Extremely noisy flight action, capable of short bursts of speed. Causes panic among other military birds. Single or pairs'.

On Fri, Jul 3, 2015 at 2:24 PM, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:
Philip's message led me to check the names of the current crop of RAAF toys-for-boys.  They have Wedgetails, Herons and Hawks but sadly no Harriers.


On 3 July 2015 at 13:31, Philip Veerman <> wrote:

I did not realise the start of a new GBS year today was so significant. At 10: a.m. today I noticed a noisy flock of four large grey birds flying several circuits in close formation over Tuggeranong and probably elsewhere.


Turns out to be unconnected to the GBS and is some form of military aircraft celebrating the changeover of the head of the Royal Australian Air Force.




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