Hobby teasing Cockatoos

To: calyptorhynchus <>
Subject: Hobby teasing Cockatoos
From: Helen Cross via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 03:33:47 +0000
And the cockies love teasing the hobbies too! 


On Mon, 30 Nov 2020, 12:23 pm calyptorhynchus via Canberrabirds, <> wrote:
This morning, stopped at traffic lights where the Parkway goes under Cotter Road I saw a Hobby flying at Cockatoos and putting them in a panic. 

Falcons seem to like teasing birds they have no intention of catching, many years ago in Britain and saw a male Merlin chasing a Blackbird all over a reed-bed, but a male Merlin is only slightly larger than a Blackbird and even if it did kill one it wouldn't be able to lift it.

John Leonard

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