Q: Peregrine or Hobby speed of flight?

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Subject: Q: Peregrine or Hobby speed of flight?
From: Jean Casburn <>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2019 21:25:21 +0000

This morning seen in the distance a dark bird with very pointed wings flying very fast and strongly – at first I thought Hobby, but on second thought the speed was so fast maybe Peregrine.  Do any watchers know if a Hobby can fly as fast as a Peregrine?

 Noisy Friarbirds have invaded my location, along with Red Wattle Birds noisy Yellow-faced Honeyeaters, Silvereye and of course Blackbirds – all calling, clearly heard with widows open.  Frequent chasing flapping of wings, snapping bills, and even screams of terror from the Friarbirds at times.


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