Raptors close to city Sydney

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Subject: Raptors close to city Sydney
From: "Bruce Roubin" <>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 21:14:18 +1000
Good eye*,
Took a lunchtime stroll to Balls Head from my office at North Syd today (20 mins walk), and found a magnificent pair of foraging guinea fowls which I felt a redundant urge to be very protective of, because there were 3 white-bellied sea eagles circling overhead. The guinea fowls are let out occasionally by the Earth Sciences lab (or whatever) above HMAS Waterhen, and I guess the sea eagles were on an outing from their usual abode and nestsite at the Silverwater nature reserve (up the Parra River). I haven't seen them here before.
One evening last week (4.30pm), I found a whistling kite at the same place (in the cyclone-fenced-off voluptious old  'gophs above HMAS Waterhen), which is only about  1-1.5km west of the coathanger. 
He took-off crowed by miners.
I also watched a sea eagle looping around Taren Pt, Botany Bay last weekend.
*thanks Kim Carey for that send-up
Bruce Roubin
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