A small falcon and a large cockatoo

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From: "Wayne Gregson" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:20:47 +1000
David Rees’ video of the Hobby/Blue faced h/e interaction made me recall an incident many years ago on Narrabundah Hill.
Before the 2003 fires a pair of Hobbies would regularly nest in a large gum on the hill.  This particular year the young had fledged and one summer evening mum, dad and a pair of young were hanging out in the cleared area close to the Cotter Road.  One of the adults was perched on the power lines and  a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo landed a few metres away.  Slowly the cockatoo edged sideways along the wire until it was parked right alongside the Falcon.  The falcon would not be intimidated however and refused to budge even when the Cockatoo was physically leaning against it and over it.  Finally it was the cockie which gave up and went on its way!
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