Red Light Raptors

Red Light Raptors

Posted: 15 September 2020

Back on Red Light Hill this week, bird loving Ranger Chris noted predatory birds active in the area, no doubt responding to the onset of spring and increased opportunity of preying on the young of other species.

Chris was able to identify a Nankeen Kestrel, a Black Kite and a Black Falcon, as well as a Southern Boobook being harassed by smaller birds.

He was also lucky enough to watch a pair of Spotted Pardalotes building a nest right where he was working.

Chris’s list for the day:

  • Australian Magpie
  • Australian Wood duck
  • Red Wattlebird
  • Laughing Kookaburra
  • Noisy Miner
  • White-winged Chough
  • Superb Fairy-wren
  • Mudlark
  • Southern Boobook
  • Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
  • Galah
  • Eastern Rosella
  • Crested Pigeon
  • Spotted Pardalote
  • Grey Fantail
  • Willie Wagtail
  • Noisy Friarbird
  • Australian Raven
  • Pied Currawong
  • Nankeen Kestrel
  • Red-browed Finch
  • Black Kite
  • Black Falcon

White-winged Choughs