Crested Honey Buzzard

To: 'John Harris' <>, 'Maris Lauva' <>
Subject: Crested Honey Buzzard
From: Tony Russell <>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2016 06:44:46 +0000
Mad mad mad. You can hire a car in any city for $51 a day, we just did in 
Cairns. Three and a half days cost us $173, which was about $57 each for the 
three days – peanuts. What were you looking at, a three ton truck ?  Trains and 
buses etc don’t work for me, I’m too friggin old, shite! 81 in May. May you 
never suffer the distance.



From: John Harris  
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 4:40 PM
To: Maris Lauva
Cc: Tony Russell; Jonny Schoenjahn; Birding-Aus
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Crested Honey Buzzard


I agree Maris!!

But Tones is getting on in years..... I was walking around looking for the bird 
in 39oC a couple of days before Chrsitsmas, with my wife who isn't really into 
birds yet (but I'm still working on it). We had to catch two trains and a bus 
to get there as we were not going to pay $350+ for a hire car for two days... 
We walked about 3kms in all from the nearest bus stop on Wanneroo Rd and back.





Yours in all things "GREEN"


John Harris BASc, GDipEd

Croydon, Vic

Director - Wildlife Experiences Pty Ltd

Principal Zoologist/Ecologist

Nature Photographer

Wildlife Guide




Past President, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria

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On 9 February 2016 at 16:17, Maris Lauva <> wrote:

Wus - It's only 41 right now.


From: Birding-Aus <> on behalf of Tony 
Russell <>
Sent: Tuesday, 9 February 2016 8:22 AM
To: 'Jonny Schoenjahn'; 'Birding-Aus'
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Crested Honey Buzzard

Hi Jonny, well done at last. I was thinking of nipping over to Perth myself ( 
from Adelaide) after getting home from Cairns( where the heat and humidity was 
impossible, as were the mozzies, yuk). When I saw the weather forecast for 
Perth I changed my mind and didn't go. Cairns was bad enough - even the locals 
were complaining - but 42 right now is not on my agenda.


-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of 
Jonny Schoenjahn
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 9:59 AM
To: Birding-Aus
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Crested Honey Buzzard

Hi Ross,

your posting made me go to see the Crested/Oriental Honey Buzzard, finally. 
Thank you for the stimulus. I am a hopeless twitcher - I believe the bird had 
been there since late last year, and the location is just about half an hour’s 
drive from my place.

I went to the Recreation Centre, as instructed, and after only 10 minutes heard 
a distant single note of a Little Eagle, i.e. from quite high up, and soaring 
with it was the Honey Buzzard, which was slightly larger, with greater wingspan 
than the Little Eagle. Nevertheless the Little Eagle mobbed occasionally the 
Honey Buzzard, but both birds did not take it seriously.

Date: Monday, 8th of Feb.
Observation time: 11:35–11:45 am.
Temperature was around 40˚C, with a top of 42˚C on that day.

Happy birding,

Jonny Schoenjahn
Perth WA

On 7 Feb 2016, at 10:22 am, Ross Jones <> wrote:

Hi Sue,

Not sure if anyone has got back to you yet but the CHB was spotted this morning 
at Lake Joondalup.

Best viewing is usually from next to (northern side) the Recreation Centre (on 
Scenic Drive, east side of lake).

You might also be interested to hear that a Eurasian Hobby was seen yesterday 
and this morning at South Lake (northern corner of reserve on North Lake Rd) 
which is about 20 mins south of the Airport.


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From: Sue Lashko
Sent: Saturday, 6 February 2016 1:17 PM
Subject: [Birding-Aus] Crested Honey Buzzard

I will be briefly in Perth next Fri 12 Feb arriving late afternoon and 
departing before daylight the next day.  Has anyone seen the Crested Honey 
Buzzard since 31 Jan which is the last record I can find on eBird? If the bird 
is still around, as someone who has never birded in Perth, any tips on where 
best to look at Lake Joondalup will be greatly appreciated as we will be 
dashing (within the speed limit of course) in a hire car straight from the 

Many thanks
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