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Subject: peregrines
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:54:47 +0000

I see the Peregrine Falcons reasonably regularly above my house, not so far away (just under 3 km). It should be fairly easy to measure the exact distances. I expect these will be the same family. In about April this year I watched one hunting Galahs near the Kambah sports oval. Unfortunately I did not see exactly what happened due to intervening trees but it was easy to tell the Galahs knew they were targeted. Years ago I also saw one Black Kite and one Wb Sea Eagle along the Kambah Pool track (two different days). The pale tips to the upperwing feathers on the Black Kite photo would show it to be a juvenile bird.




From: sandra henderson [
Sent: Friday, 24 November, 2017 2:24 PM
To: Cog line
Subject: [canberrabirds] peregrines


I walked out to Red Rocks this morning with a couple of other COG members and a non-birder. Beautiful morning. About 1.5 km along the track we saw adult peregrine carrying a pigeon, headed for the cliffs. At Red Rocks we saw the three immature peregrines, and at one time two of them were tearing chunks off the prey (one had taken a chunk onto a higher rock, so second youngster came in to have a go at what was left).  No sea-eagle as Tony got yesterday, but today a Black Kite cruised over, being hotly pursued by a Noisy Friarbird. I have now added two pics from this morning (by Ann Eldridge, not myself) of the kite to the ebird list at  Only my second ever black kite in Canberra.  Adult peregrines were not sighted at Red Rocks, although one seen again near confluence of Tuggeranong Creek and Murrumbidgee River as we were on our way back


sandra h

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