Plains raptors

It’s going to be very interesting to see what happens to the numbers and species of raptors on the Moolort Plains over coming months. With so much water around I expect to see a surge in the availability of prey. A visit over the weekend didn’t produce a lot – I was hoping to spot a Black Falcon or Spotted Harrier but struck out. I did however get a distant view of a Swamp Harrier near the Havelock Road wetland, as well as the ‘usual suspects’ pictured below.

Brown Falcon, Moolort Plains, 16th September 2016

Brown Falcon, Moolort Plains, 16th September 2016

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Black-shouldered Kite

kestrel

Nankeen Kestrel

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2 responses to “Plains raptors

  1. Hi Geoff, I love that photo of the Brown Falcon. It reminds me of a Bill Cooper painting with the washed out background and the crystal clear bird and barbed wire fence. Top work!
    Craig

  2. The alula in the first kestrel shot are incredible! That’s a seriously great piece of evolution.

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