Re: Unidentified Raptor

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Subject: Re: Unidentified Raptor
From: Lindsay & Diana <>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 00:44:24 +0000

Sorry to pour cold water but I wonder if it was just an ordinary Brown Goshawk.  Daniel's first image is very similar to the attached.  His second image maybe the result of overexposure glare giving the impression of very white underside.

Lindsay Nothrop

On 20-Apr-20 8:45 AM, Mark Clayton wrote:


The bird is totally the wrong shape for a Black-shouldered Kite. I agree with others that it is a Grey Goshawk but not totally convinced as to what colour morph it is.


On 20/04/2020 8:38 am, Daniel Montes wrote:
Looking again I see black on the wingtips, so I think it could be a Black-shouldered Kite.

Does anyone else think that?

On Sun, 19 Apr 2020 at 16:20, Daniel Montes <> wrote:
Yesterday I went to Jerrabomberra Wetlands.

I came since I wanted to see what Kellys Swamp looked like since the last time I came here which was December it was drought.

I was surprised to see the Swamp covered in weeds instead of water which I thought it would be.

The main reason why I'm writing this is because I saw a raptor high up in the sky where there were Swallows mobbing it or staying away from it.

I couldn't ID the bird, so I'm asking if anyone may know what it is.

Here are the links to the photos:

Regards, Daniel 



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