Ryde NSW - Scarlet HE & Collared Sparrowhawk 20/10/03

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Subject: Ryde NSW - Scarlet HE & Collared Sparrowhawk 20/10/03
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 20:16:36 +1100
Hi Sydney,
      I recently was tipped off by a non birder of Scarlet  HE's in Ryde.
Knowing that his home backs on to the Field of Mars cemetery, I checked the
southern fire-trails off Quarry Rd.
      To my surprise he was correct, but as I ventured further down the
trail I found a Collared Sparrowhawk being chased by Currawongs. I was
unable to find a nest, but the hawk only seemed to move between six or
seven trees as it was chased. It was on it's own. Great views. Maybe not

      Also in the area was :
4 x Etn Yellow Robins
2 x Dollar Birds
Several White Browed Scrub-wrens
1 x Fan Tailed Cuckoo
Sacred Kingfisher
Kookaburra with a small snake
Red-Browed Firetails
Red Whiskered Bulbuls
and other regulars for this area.

Channel Billed Cuckoo's and Koels are starting to wake me up at 5am.....
I luv this city


Is there a NSW only birding site, as I sometimes wonder if BROOME or SA
really needs (or wants ) to know about my local adventures.

Kind Regards,

Simon Hayes
Merchandising Specialist
Mobil Oil Australia Pty Ltd
Ph. 0418 367477
Fax. 02 9807 7907

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