Predator and prey

To: "Jackett family" <>, <>
Subject: Predator and prey
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 07:15:57 +1000
I was recently lucky enough to watch an Australasian Bittern walking along the 
reedy edge of a lake when a Swamp Harrier began to repeatedly swoop over it, as 
if trying to make it move further into the open.  The bittern was already a 
foot outside the reeds, perhaps not quite enough for the harrier to get at it.  
It seemed to know it was ok, as it didn't panic but kept walking and gradually 
moved into the reeds.

Do harriers take birds that big?

Peter Shute

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