[UNCLASSIFIED] Bourke Parrot

Subject: [UNCLASSIFIED] Bourke Parrot
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 11:20:35 +1000
Yesterday afternoon I saw a Bourke parrot in Hawker. Ambalindum st.
 It was flying and only 2m from me so I got a good view and heard its call, although it is hard to ID flying birds.
Probably an escapee, determined by behaviour. It had very poor predator skills, almost being caught by a currawong.
And when flying it was very unsure, I suspect it escaped that day.
Also on the way to work this morning along William Hovell I saw the brown falcon in its usual spot on a light pole between Bindubi and Coulter. 2 galahs flew up, one had homed in on the brown falcon (which I am sure it thought was a galah) and was about to land on the pole when it must have taken a closer look and got the fright of its life, and careered off, as I almost did from the road because I was laughing so much. They sure live up to their names sometimes.
I dont like to be anthropomorphic but hey we have almost the same DNA, I think you can work it out sometimes.
Benj Whitworth


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