A call from Dook

The phone rang … it was ‘Dook’ – like myself an aficionado of the local birdlife.

He was ringing to report a raptor feeding on a sheep carcass in a paddock west of the Loddon River. I duly ‘popped over’ to confirm the identity – a Whistling Kite. This species has flexible and varied dietary habits – feeding on rabbits, birds, rodents and carrion. Thanks again Dook!

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Whistling Kite, Newstead, 17th July 2016

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3 responses to “A call from Dook

  1. After a feed like that it will be some time before it looks for a rabbit!

  2. It won’t be able to fly after that feed. Great photo Geoff.

  3. Bernie McRitchie

    Lovely shots Geoff. Normally it would be a Wedgie on a dead sheep…

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