Black Kite, Sh27 Patetonga

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Davidthomas
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Black Kite, Sh27 Patetonga

Postby Davidthomas » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:44 pm

From Russell Cannings:

“I had a black kite just south of the junction of Top Rd and Hwy 27 (near Patetonga). Just out and about with Alex and dont have time”

Dropped pin
Near 35-267 Top Road, Patetonga 3373
https://goo.gl/maps/FEkRCP5j8P7D7PHEA
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RussCannings
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Re: Black Kite, Sh27 Patetonga

Postby RussCannings » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:54 pm

Thanks David. Soaring around close to the road. No photos unfortunately but seen at a range of 20m at the closest so nice to see all the features well. Hopefully it hangs around. Lots of harriers about too as usual.

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phil hammond
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Re: Black Kite, Sh27 Patetonga

Postby phil hammond » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:42 pm

Not too far from Oram road, wonder if it's the same one?
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RussCannings
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Re: Black Kite, Sh27 Patetonga

Postby RussCannings » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:06 pm

Could be, similarish but couldn't say for sure! Also a female-type harrier in the same general area (south of patetonga) in tail molt (looks forked) so beware of that if checking the area.
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Re: Black Kite, Sh27 Patetonga

Postby Clinton9 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:32 pm

Black kite may been dead of old age.

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