Jerrabomberra Woodland Walk

To: 'Susan Robertson' <>, "" <>
Subject: Jerrabomberra Woodland Walk
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2020 10:08:49 +0000

Black-shouldered Kite will also launch an attack from a perch. Though usually from hovering, as you suggest. Not overly likely to be a Grey Goshawk. Or please tell us a little more what it looked like. Why not a Kestrel?




From: Susan Robertson [
Sent: Tuesday, 12 May, 2020 4:55 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Jerrabomberra Woodland Walk


This morning our walk on the Woodland Walk had several highlights.  The first, near the carpark ,was a small raptor which we saw swoop down from a tall tree and catch a small dark brown mouse which it rapidly ate while perched on a bare branch. It did not hover (as we would have expected from a Black-shouldered Kite) but swooped straight down which made us wonder if it could have been a Grey Goshawk. All up we saw 25 species with a mixed feeding flock which included 3 thornbill species, a Grey Fantail, about 20 Red-browed Finches, silvereyes and wrens.  The wetland highlights were darters, 4 Australasian Grebes, pelicans and White-faced Herons. 

Susan & Alan Robertson



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