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!