Not Little Eagles but Brahminy Kites.

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Subject: Not Little Eagles but Brahminy Kites.
From: "Del Richards" <>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 22:11:17 +1000
Hello all on Birding-aus,
Further to Chris Sanderson's record of massing Little Eagles which was completely unexpected.
    On 17th March 2003 at the Mowbray River several kilometres south of Port Douglas I witnessed a similar situation with fourteen Brahminy Kites. All of the birds were in the air appearing to catch large insects of some type. There were nine in adult plumage and five immatures. All were flying adjacent to the river over a stretch of about six hundred metres. They remained in the area for at least twenty minutes.
    This sighting was surprising as out of post breeding season seldom are they found in more than pairs.Also I wouldn't have considered that there were fouteen within thirty kilometres.
    The only other species in the vicinity were numerous White-rumped Swiflets that were sharing the same airspace.
Del. Richards, Fine Feather Tours, Mossman, NQ.
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