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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Photos of the 10 Birds of Prey around Nyirripi

I am coming to the end of a 3 week stint out at Nyirripi, a remote Aboriginal Community about 450 kms WNW of Alice Springs. It is just 10 kms west of Newhaven Wilderness Reserve, and about 160 kms from Yuendumu.

Over the past 3 weeks, I have seen 10 Birds of Prey, namely:
Australian Hobby, Black Kite, Black-breasted Buzzard, Brown Falcon, Collared Sparrowhawk, Little Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Square-tailed Kite, Wedge-tailed Eagle and Whistling Kite.

I have watched Whistling Kites copulate, Brown Falcons sit and watch over 1000 Zebra Finches drink then swoop down on the lone Diamond Dove coming for a drink, been staring down the camera barrel at a Collared Sparrowhawk rushing straight at me and nearly dropped the camera, been confused by the Square-tailed Kite (Spotted Harrier, no, Swamp Harrier, no, Little Eagle, no, Square-tailed Kite?) and been amazed at the speed of the Australian Hobby, and a little disappointed I haven't managed to see the speed of the Peregrine Falcon. All in all a wonderful bird of prey location.

Brown Falcon

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Whistling Kite

Square-tailed Kite

Black Kite

Little Eagle

Australian Hobby

Black-breasted Buzzard

 Collared Sparrowhawk

Peregrine Falcon

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