To: Russell Woodfod <>
Subject: Peregrines
From: "Paul McDonald" <>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 10:11:04 +1000
Hi Birders, 

I too have noticed lots of Peregrines about lately, mainly young 
birds but the odd adult out and about near or in the Western 
Treatment Plant, Werribee. In the last two years I've been at 
Werribee I've seen 3 or 4 peregrines in total, in the last month I've 
seen about 5. 

I should also remind everyone that the Victorian Peregrine Project 
is currently, and has for many years, banded peregrines to try and 
determine, amongst other things, dispersal distances and age at 
first breeding etc. So if you happen to see a peregrine please 
check its legs for bands and report banded birds to myself or the 
Australian Bird and Bat Banding scheme and I'll pass the message 
on to the relevant people.

As always, when in the treatment plant or surround please also 
keep an eye out for banded brown falcons, sightings of these birds 
can be passed directly to me.

Finally, I have always found Grey falcons to be reasonably 
common in the right sort of habitat and area, ie channel country, 
they certainly aren't the 'grey ghosts' some people think.

Happy birding,
Paul McDonald

Please report all sightings of colour banded Brown Falcons:
Ph: 03 5224 2938
Mbl: 0410 679 022

Paul McDonald
Division of Botany and Zoology
School of Life Sciences
Australian National University
Canberra, A.C.T.
Australia 0200
Ph:  +61 02 6125 2536
Fax: +61 02 6125 5573
Mbl: 0410 679 022
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