Raven's breakfast

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Subject: Raven's breakfast
From: "Margaret Leggoe" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:21:22 +1100

Early this morning on Callum Brae, there was a great raven ruction over where the Cunningham skinks have their logs.  Many white cockatoos joined in the fray.  Above it all, you could hear the screech of another bird that sounded as though it was being attacked.  Being under my hide watching something else, I did not investigate, but about quarter of an hour later, I saw this raven finishing off its share of the spoils.  From what I could see, the original bird had had black feathers, and then, only the pin feathers of a very young bird.  However, the foot (arrowed) of the bird this raven was eating would suggest a fairly large chick. 

My guess is it would have been a chough, and I have seen choughs nesting in that area on a number of occasions.  Any other suggestions?


Margaret Leggoe



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