Brown falcon and young bird at Western Treatment Plant

We have been watching a Brown Falcon for about 6 weeks, she is usually agitated and quite agressive swooping over the car and calling aggressively.  We (Dorothy and I) supposed she must have nested close by.

On Thursday 1 Dec 2011, we found the reason why.  She has a newly fledged young bird

This is a shot of them together, she will shepherd it about often flying interference against ravens and magpies.

Brown Flacon and Juvenile
This is our first glimpse of Mother and Child. The young brown falcon is a really rich chocolate and ginger colour

More Brown Falcon Pics in the Brown Falcon Gallery