Sparrowhawks vs YTBCockatoos

To: "'Michael Hunter'" <>, <>
Subject: Sparrowhawks vs YTBCockatoos
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:53:12 +1100
Hello Michael,

Not sure what kind of suggestions you are seeking. Given that Sparrowhawks like 
to nest in conifers, I wonder if the trees contained the nest of the 
sparrowhawks and what you had was two parents with two of their kids and they 
were agitated by the presence of somewhat big and dangerous looking YTBC. Not 
being there to get more details, that is my suggestion. I doubt you would have 
two families of sparrowhawks together. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of 
Michael Hunter
Sent: Friday, 21 January, 2022 2:52 PM
Subject: [Birding-Aus] Sparrowhawks vs YTBCockatoos

Yesterday in Mulgoa Valley, six YTBCs were screeching and wildly flying into 
and around a Radiata pine whose cones were providing their lunch. 
Investigating, there were four (4) Sparrowhawks noisily attacking the 
cockatoos, which after about five minutes departed. 
Couldn’t tell age or sex of Sparrowhawks but presumably they were two families, 
unless there was a single clutch of two or three with one or both parents ? Any 
suggestions ?

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