Saturday, 26 July 2014

Brown Hawk

Harold's Cross, 2014

This brown hawk was on a fence post in an old cattle yard, near Harold's Cross, a trail across the Great Dividing Range between Rossi and Braidwood.  The bird is larger and heavier than a Nankeen Kestral - it turned in the direction it wanted to fly and used its legs to kick into the air.  It flapped its wings slower than the Kestral, getting into a V shape and keeping low.

Peter Quinton
July 2014

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