FW: FW: ID please outcome.

To: Canberra birds <>
Subject: FW: FW: ID please outcome.
From: Jean Casburn via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2022 07:40:19 +0000

Thanks for all the responses to the “ID Please”.

When I first saw these two birds, I was surprised that a Kestrel and a very different raptor were sitting in the same tree.  This coloured my thinking I suppose.  It is subsequently good to have consensus that both birds were Falcons – one now obviously a very young bird with head turned away – although the tail is quite short in comparison with the adult tail. I will have to edit Ebird yet again.

I think I am nearly always wrong about raptors.




From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of Philip Veerman
Sent: Sunday, 10 April, 2022 03:35 PM
To: 'Canberra Birds'
Subject: [Canberrabirds] FW: ID please


Hi Jean,


Your subject is “ID please” but you don’t actually ash anything in the message, so I assume you are asking for an identification of the birds in the photo labelled “kestrel”. These are Brown Falcons. I believe or hope the bird on the left has its head turned facing away.


From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of Jean Casburn via Canberrabirds
Sent: Sunday, 10 April, 2022 1:59 PM
To: Canberra birds
Subject: [Canberrabirds] ID please



A most enjoyable 3 hours dawdling on Bluetts Block this morning.

Lots of Spotted and Striated Pardalote, and Yellow-faced Honeyeaters. All feeding and dashing about rapidly.

Sorry about poor photograph. Birds appear to be quite young.


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