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Subject: Raptors
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 15:48:30 +1000
I was out the front of the house doing some marking when I heard a disturbance of crows. A pair of Wedgetails was cruising over the tree tops - an uncommon sight in the southern suburbs of Brisbane. The wedgies' responses to their corvid tails was to soar to an altitude where the crows lost interest, and to continue on their way towards the coast.

Today's beautiful winter weather [horizon to horizon blue sky with a light westerly] is a bit of a contrast to this time last week [when the westerlies were much stronger]. I was bushwalking with some friends in the Mistake range and noticed a Wedgetail gliding into the wind with wings half-folded - an uncommon posture for the large fellas. The avian highpoint of last weekend's walk was on the Sunday [by then wind had dropped off] when I was able to sit at the top of a natural amphitheatre and watch a Peregrine in flight (with some Tasmanian camembert and a 10 year old Coonawarra cab sav in hand).

Regards, Laurie.


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