A Pelican's Hobby

Subject: A Pelican's Hobby
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Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 16:35:18 +1000
Hi birders, 

While doing some shopping in Station St, Fairfield (an inner-Melbourne 
northern suburb), I looked up and saw a Pelican flying overhead, an 
unusual occurrence in this part of Melbourne. I was also surprised to 
see that it was being mobbed, and not by a Magpie or Raven, but by an 
Australian Hobby.

To speculate, the falcon was possibly a first year bird that was either 
very very hungry, perhaps confused, or was simply practising its flying 
technique. It reminded me of Foghorn Leghorn and the young chickenhawk, 
who was about as sharp as a wet liver!


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