Eurasian Hobby

To: Frank O'Connor <>
Subject: Eurasian Hobby
From: Steven Castan <>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 23:32:50 +0000
Nice report Frank, I had a flashing through sighting as well at around 9am 

I’m not calling it yet through as it also was not a satisfactory view and may 
have been the Australian Hobby thats been seen there.

I left by 10am without another sighting, (grrrr) but did see Collard 
Sparrowhawk, two Little Eagle, and the day before a  Black Shouldered Kite.

I’m back Tuesday (I am based in Margaret River) so will give it another go in 
the mid to late arvo :-)

Steven Castan


> On 19 Feb 2016, at 6:45 PM, Frank O'Connor <> wrote:
> Just back from Broome from the wader expedition. The hobby was found
> the day I flew to Broome (Saturday 6th) so I hadn't had a chance to
> look for it. I was at the airport when I got the tweet. Exhausted
> this morning so I slept in, but I went to South Lake (southern suburb
> of Perth) to look for the hobby this afternoon. I got there at 15:10.
> Rob (? sorry didn't quite get your name in the wind) had been there
> from 13:00 without success.
> South Lake is a place I know very little about, so I spent a little
> time looking around to get my bearings. Rob left at 15:30. I spent 10
> minutes sitting and then 5 minutes walking along the track. At 16:04
> I was about 150 metres from the gate on North Lake Road and heading
> back when the hobby flashed through very fast. Not a very
> satisfactory view, but hopefully it would return. I spent another 10
> minutes looking around but it hadn't flown back through. So I sat
> down again. At 16:18 it flew almost overhead and hung around the area
> for about 4 minutes before it climbed very high and flew north
> probably going over Adventure World. I felt like Bill Lawrie at the
> MCG. GOT HIM!! :-) :-) :-) I waited until 16:45 and then left.
> An amazing selection of raptors for the Perth metro area.
> Black-shouldered Kite, Collared Sparrowhawk, Square-tailed Kite and
> Little Eagle.
> Now if the Kamchatka Leaf Warbler would hang around until next
> weekend .........  I missed it yesterday when I returned from Anna
> Plains Station at lunch time. I looked for it for two hours in the
> heat of the day.
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