Monarch at Deep Creek

Subject: Monarch at Deep Creek
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 95 09:02:20 +1000
An interesting visitor to our local patch at Deep Creek,Narrabeen on Sunday 
morning was a black faced monarch.It was calling but there did not appear to be 
an answer.We have seen one there before but not very often.
An even more interesting visitor for us was the presence of a Hardhead in the 
little wetland over the bridge.This is the first one seen by us at Deep 
Creek.It was keeping close company with a small group of Pacific Black 
Duck,mainly for protection from a very aggressive Australasian Grebe,one of a 
pair which may be looking for a nesting site.
The black duck and grebe are long time residents and seem to get along well 
together (that is no sign of aggro) ,so maybe the fact that the Hardhead was a 
stranger was seen as a threat ? Alternatively do they compete for the same food 
Any other thoughts out there?

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