what a ruckus!

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Subject: what a ruckus!
From: Sue Lashko <>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:30:53 +0000
This afternoon I was taking my daily exercise at the back of Cook when I heard a cacophony of sound and the sight of magpies, Noisy Miners and Magpie-larks flying in and out of a eucalypt.  Closer investigation revealed a white morph Grey Goshawk with a starling clutched to its breast while it balanced on its other leg on an open branch.  A butcherbird and a kookaburra were watching from neighbouring trees, perhaps hoping the goshawk would drop its catch, but they had no luck as they goshawk flew, with a band of escorts, about 50 metres to a denser tree where it settled in and the pursuers left it alone.  The goshawk's small size suggested that it was a male.

Hope you are all seeing some nice birds on your daily walks.

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