Falco trio

Three different falcons last evening during a brief interlude on the plains – first a lone Black Falcon, perched in a roadside Grey Box. The bird was lying in wait for unsuspecting prey – a regular tactic.

This was followed by a pair of Nankeen Kestrels, this one turning nicely to allow a touch of sun on the upper parts.

Then a number of Brown Falcons, including one dark phase individual spotted resting just east of Joyce’s Creek.


Black Falcon, Moolort Plains, 9th March 2015.


Female Nankeen Kestrel – in tail moult.


Dark phase Brown Falcon near Joyce’s Creek.

4 responses to “Falco trio

  1. Geoff, this Black Falcon is a cunning one, he has you in his sights. Love your photos and often want to tell you just that!

  2. Yeah,Geoff. Love the Raptors….but what about the ants!!??
    Time for some equal opportunity!

    • There is only so much time in the day Terry … I’ll see what I can do … have a look at the Myrmecos site (link on the side bar).
      Cheers, geoff

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