re: Uriarra East / Stony Creek

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Subject: re: Uriarra East / Stony Creek
From: sandra henderson <>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2016 00:39:56 +0000
There is a family of sparrowhawks at Uriarra East - I saw 2 birds this morning - one in the picnic area, the other just inside the gate to Stony Creek reserve. Both very noisy.  We also saw them on the COG outing in January this year and last year.
And thanks Julie for Pied BB info - have finally added that to my ACT list - it was close to the step-thru gate and calling occasionally.
Also of interest was a Hobby near the gate, 4 dollarbirds, a single bee-eater some distance in.
Well over 50 sulphur crested cockies in the picnic area, and a flock of about 60 little Ravens in the paddock on left as you drive back to the road. 
Sandra h

On Thursday, February 4, 2016, Philip Veerman <m("')","_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','pveerman");;" target="_blank">> wrote:

Not being there to get any impression of size (which can help, depending on sex) but just on that one photo, I would go far more for Collared Sparrowhawk on probability of at least 70 to 80%. The tail is possibly not full grown but it is certainly more notched than rounded, it is fairly slim build, smallish beak, I don’t see much sign of heavy eye brow and the toes are not clear enough. And although certainly not definitive but perched in Casuarina (or is it pine), rather than a Eucalypt is far more fitting for a Collared Sparrowhawk, especially if it is a young recently fledged bird.




From: Julie Clark [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, 4 February 2016 9:04 PM
To: COG Chatline
Subject: [canberrabirds] Pied Butcherbird


Hi All,


Highlights of a short walk at Uriarra East/Stony Creek Reserve  with Alison today were a Pied Butcherbird, a Dollarbird and a juvenile Brown Goshawk (we think).


Confirmation or otherwise of the goshawk would be appreciated.






Julie Clark


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