Another Raptor at the Inlet

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laza
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Another Raptor at the Inlet

Down at Collie River mouth and couldnt believe my luck again. 

So far this year in this small area I have sighted WB S/Eagle, Osprey,W/Kite, BSK, N/Kestrel

Goshawk/Sparrowhawk(??) and now my favourite raptor; Peregine Falcon.

Would have loved to have snapped him at lower altitude but he was heading high into the sky on a hunting trip.

Plus a few of locals, my wannabe arty side  was  very happy to get the mirror image with the Spoonbill

alcatraz
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Great shots laza. Raptors are something else ... and the Peregine is at the top of the tree for me. Thanks for sharing.

HelloBirdy
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What a good one to get- you sure are spoilt for raptors there.

Ryu
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Devster
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Nice, lucky you. Thanks for sharing.

rawshorty
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Well done, Laza.

I remember the day when i could get 7 Raptors on a day at Jerra wetlands. Not any more.

Shorty......Canon gear

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WhistlingDuck

Great photos - lovely PF against that blue sky, and very sharp oyster catcher. 

laza
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Thanks for the kind words guys

Seven is pretty good on one day Shorty, five is my  best at that site :)

Dont take life too seriously, it never ends well

muz1970
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Hi Laza, I work in the port and see the Peregrines nearly every day at work. They are magnicant birds. You'll will get a few more species yet to add to your raptor list. Little Eagles are common and the occansional Swamp Harrier gets around. Spotted both of these species last week.

We normally have at least two pairs of Kestrels nesting around site this time of year.

Great phots by the way, I used to keep Western Spinebills and the Red Winged Wrens in aviaries years ao. The Spinebill has that unmistakable sound when flying, and the Red Wings are very shy. Thought you might have seen soom Red Ears down tha way?

Cheers Muz

laza
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Gday Muz

Thats interesting, no joy with Red ears. Though I saw them earlier in the year near Walpole. There suppose to be a few up in Collie hills near Honeymoon Pool as well but no joy for me there either.

I have seen a few Peregrines around Bunbury but its been a couple of years since Ive spotted a Little Eagle. There was a pair near Bussell Hwy near College Grove (see attached pix) and also up at Kemberton but I havent seen them for a while either .

Ive only seen a Harrier once in paddocks near Raymond Rd but alas driving and no camera.

I  have to keep my eye next time im around Turkey point

Thanks

Dont take life too seriously, it never ends well

muz1970
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Wow, thats a great photo, I actually saw a Little Eagle at work yesterday but had no joy with the Peregrines. I think the Littles and a lot of the Whistling Kites at work come from the Buffalo / Belvidere Tuart Forest. I'm in Stratham next to the Tuart National Park and occansionaly get Littles here. 

I have seen Red ears between Honeymoon Pool and the Welly Dam while Marroning before. 

Cheers Muz

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