Brown Goshawk and Galahs

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Subject: Brown Goshawk and Galahs
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 18:49:00 +1000
A huge kerfuffle this afternoon over home (Turner), with Galahs and White Cockies flying around and calling loudly. Not the frantic panic when a Peregrine is around, but definite agitation, and then a Brown Goshawk (probably male on size) circling slowly overhead. They - some 30 Galahs, and a couple of WCs - were definitely harassing it, keeping above it, sweeping repeatedly towards it in a tight flock then scattering around it and reforming. The Gos was being very cool and studiously ignoring them, circling steadily away to the south over the ANU. It wasn't going to be doing much effective hunting though, especially of the stealthy sort.



Ian Fraser, 
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