Subject: Werribee
From: "Paul McDonald" <>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 13:29:22 +1000
Hi All, 

Just a quick plea for all those mad twitchathoners who are 
descending on Werribee in the coming month, please look out for 
banded Brown Falcons. At present more then 90% of the breeding 
population (39 pairs) are banded on the farm, yet I have been 
completely underwhelmed with only 4 resightings in the last 15 
months, not a very good birder/resighting ratio!

Please can you keep a look out when on the Treatment Plant or 
indeed in the general Werribee area. 

For each resighting I would like details on the colours on each leg 
(and which was on top) as well as where the bird was seen in the 
farm (I can send a map if you don't have one). Adults have two 
colours on their left leg and one over a metal service band on the 
right. Chicks from last year have only one colour on the left leg and 
the metal service on the right.

I also know of quite a few daytime Barn Owl roosts throught the 
farm, if teams are desperate on the Sunday for another night bird 
perhaps I can trade for resightings.....

Happy birding 
Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald
Division of Botany and Zoology
School of Life Sciences
Australian National University
Canberra, A.C.T.
Australia 0200
Ph:  +61 6 249 2536
Fax: +61 6 249 5573
Mbl: 0410 679 022

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