Sunday, 5 September 2010

Raptors & Rabbits.

We found this Harrier just sitting among the branches, not easy to find as it was late in the afternoon and the light was not very good.

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Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans)


This Square-tailed Kite was being attacked by a Torresian Crow as it was flying over our house.

Square-tailed Kite (Lophoictinia isura)

Could do with more Raptors in town now that the Rabbit's have moved in. First we saw just the White one, and after a while Brown ones, then next we have a family. We have counted up to 10 at one time or another.

And no, it is not a Rabbit proof fence. They come and go as they please.

12 comments:

mick said...

Nice photos of the raptors, Neil. Would they really come down and take a rabbit?

Neil said...

I can only hope so as no one seems to be doing anything to get rid of them.

Idaho Birder said...

Are those rabbits domestic or wild? That Square-tailed Kite looks very cool.

Slugyard said...

Crows are so good at chasing birds of prey away. I have photos of them chasing bald eagles, osprey, etc. Very brave.

Neil said...

Yes Idaho Birder the rabbits are wild they are very much a pest.

Neil said...

Thanks Slugyard the crow did not let up until the Kite moved out of its area.

Bob Kaufman said...

Lovely shots of the Kite and the Harrier! And the rabbits, too! Hope you'd be able to solve your rabbit problems.

Neil said...

Thanks Bob

Nicole said...

As cute as the rabbits are, I understand your wish :)
We have a problem in Hungary with moles.
Little pests ;)

Lovely catches of the raptors!

Neil said...

Thanks Nicole

Halcyon said...

Those bun buns are cute, but I understand they can also be a nuisance. Everybody's got to eat some way or another. That's the law of nature.

Neil said...

Thanks Halcyon