Gang Gangs+ in SE Melbourne

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Subject: Gang Gangs+ in SE Melbourne
From: "michael norris" <>
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 18:40:06 +1100
Three Gang-gang Cockatoos were on the Brighton Golf Course on Tuesday morning (22/3). They have been there or at the nearby Dendy Park in four of the last five years, sometimes staying for months.

Today a robin, probably a Flame Robin, was seen near the Clock Tower in Black Rock. If confirmed this would beat the earliest first arrival on our database by one day.

On 16/3 I had the amazing experience of seeing a peregrine making a shallow dive at a screeching sulphur-crested cockatoo in Beaumaris. It circled and soon headed towards me, dropped its talons, and passed 5 to 10 metres (I reckon) overhead. 20 minutes later presumably the same peregrine dived towards 7 cockies perched on a big banksia.

An inexperienced or desperate bird ?

Michael Norris
Bayside Friends of Native Wildlife

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