: this morning goldengrove
asked me to check out a thumping noise in the laundry.
I went into the kitchen and discovered one of those dove/pigeon things was inside.
I thought mabye the bead curtain had fallen down or something
So I got a towel and caught him and went to put him outside.
As I did so I noticed that just outside the bead curtain was a raptor
like a kestrel or a kite or something bout a foot or a foot and a half high.
I tried to take a photo but he ran away...
might have been a brown or grey goshawk, seems to be the closest looking thing I can find.
I'm guessing it was probably driven into Melbourne by the fires, but I'll be curious if it stays. I know there are some predator birds in Melbourne, but not usually anything that big.