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Subject: Kestrels
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 06:35:26 +0000

An impressive one day, mid winter list…… If mice are that easy to come by, there would likely be also owls, frogmouth, herons, butcherbirds……eating them, as well as cats and foxes.


From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of Mark Clayton
Sent: Thursday, 1 July, 2021 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Kestrels


On Monday this week I was out near Lake Cargelligo and most of the raptor species I saw were either catching or eating mice - Black-shouldered Kite, Spotted and Swamp Harriers, Whistling Kite, Brown Goshawks, Nankeen Kestrels and Brown Falcon. The only exception were a couple of Black Kites that just sat in the trees probably with a tummy full of mice. At "Chat Alley" both species of harriers and a Brown Falcon were also trying very hard to catch one of the many White-fronted Chats  that were present.


On 1/07/2021 2:20 pm, Archer Callaway via Canberrabirds wrote:

Mice probably. My photo of the raven eating one was there last week, and Deb Ralph had a photo of kookaburras eating mice in that area too on facebook last week.


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