Good photo opportunities for Aust Hobby in Brisbane.

Subject: Good photo opportunities for Aust Hobby in Brisbane.
From: Peter Kyne <>
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 12:13:47 +1000
Seems to be a good time for raptors around Brisbane and the Lockyer at the moment.

There are a pair of Australian Hobby at Oxley Common, Rocklea, Brisbane which are providing good opportunities for close range photography. The pair are hanging around the wetland on the right as you walk towards Pelican Island. They are hunting (rather successfully) dragonflies over the water and perching on the cable which crosses the track and in the big gum with the rusting 44 gallon drum high up in its branches. It is easy to get very close to the birds.

Also present on Pelican Island yesterday morning was an immature Brown Goshawk, and a Brahminy Kite and Brown Falcon were circling above the common and intermittently attacking each other. Nankeen Kestral were also present.

Cheers, Pete

Peter M. Kyne

PhD Candidate
Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology
University of Queensland
St Lucia 4072 QLD
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