Brown Falcon?

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Subject: Brown Falcon?
From: Dr David Rosalky <>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 22:04:19 +0000

The grey skies this morning made observation of colours and patterns difficult when birds were in silhouette.  And that left me with an ID issue.

A largish bird flew over my GBS area.  It was about the size of a raven but its flight was quite different.  Alternate bursts of strong wing beats then gliding with horizontal wings.  I was pondering what it could have been, when clouds of pigeons and cockies took to the skies, the latter being quite raucous.  So, I assumed a raptor.

Only a Brown Falcon comes to mind.  Anyone got a view about the ID in view of the flight characteristics, size etc?



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