Spotted Harriers in NW Sydney

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Subject: Spotted Harriers in NW Sydney
From: "Ákos Lumnitzer" <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:22:03 +1100
Hi Birders

I am rather curious to hear anyone's thoughts on this influx of young
Spotted Harriers. I have been a keen bird observer/photographer for almost
six years and have heard of the odd one turn up near Penrith/Richmond, but
to know of (and see two of these) three within five days (two near Penrith
Lakes, one at Triangle Lane in Richmond) is something that was surprising
to me.

In your opinion or experience, is this a possible dispersion of young
birds from inland (maybe relevant to the Eastern Barn Owl irruption last
winter/spring) or could it be that they sneakily exist and there is a
small, or returning breeding population out there?

If it is a dispersion, is there any chance that a breeding pair may
establish itself?

Thanks for any thoughts.

Stay safe

Ákos Lumnitzer


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