Brown Goshawks harrassing fruit bats - Centennial Park Sydney 2 April 20
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Brown Goshawks harrassing fruit bats - Centennial Park Sydney 2 April 2016
Tom Wilson <>
Sat, 2 Apr 2016 03:19:52 +0000
whilst at Centennial Park this morning (Sat 2 April) I saw a pair of Brown
Goshawks (which is not unusual in itself as I know they are reported from the
park). They appeared from the SE at approx 10:50am and did some synchronised
flying/circling, passing over the Randwick Pond and then the Duck Pond. They
then proceeded to circle at just above treetop height over the bat colony at
Lachlan Swamp and appeared to enter the trees several times. The bats were very
agitated and flying around. The Goshawks looked like they were chasing the
bats sometimes, but not every time they passed over the colony. Not sure
whether they were hunting the bats, something else or just stirring things up.
Would a Brown Goshawk eat a fruit bat?
There were also 9 Cattle Egrets roosting on one of the islands at the Duck Pond.
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