Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Raptor capture rapture

Don't get many Wedge-tailed Eagles (Aquila audax) touching down in Tyto. Bird today mostly ignored three birders, who tallied seven raptors (Black, Whistling, Brahminy Kites; Brown Goshawk, Swamp Harrier, Australian Hobby) between them in less than an hour - best tally of the year by far.  

Sights included Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) - perhaps even this one, overhead earlier in week - trying to bully a Brahminy out meaty morsel: a sight to (s)kite about.    
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Gerard said...

Good to see that the bird numbers are rising at Tyto.
By the way birdingoz is now

Tyto Tony said...

Thanks Gerard. Nobody else ever got around to telling me of new site.

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