birding-aus cricketing falcons

Subject: birding-aus cricketing falcons
From: "Philip Battley" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 16:49:25 +1000

The new facilities at the 'Gabba in Brisbane are already providing 
good naturalising.  At yesterday's India-Pakistan one-day cricket 
match I had nice views of a Peregrine Falcon cruising over before 
play started and again at the beginning of the second innings.  Of 
course I did have my binoculars, but didn't need them for the 
highlight of the evening - a rat which made its way across the oval 
in the evening before getting caught on camera making a dash for 
cover and misjudging its leap somewhat (head-butting the 
fortunately soft wall).  If you are quick you might catch it on 
Tuesday night's sport's news.  As lazy naturalising goes, an 
afternoon at the cricket has got to rate highly!

Cheers, Phil.

Phil Battley,
Australian School of Environmental Studies,
Griffith University,
Queensland 4111,
Ph: 0061-7-3875-7474

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