Monday, January 7, 2013
WHITE MORPH GREY GOSHAWK DIVING AFTER LITTLE RAVENS AND A PIED CURRAWONG
An adult white morph Grey Goshawk was patrolling high above paddocks by Penrose Rd this morning at 10:15am. 3 Little Ravens were hassling it briefly, then they settled in the canopy of a coppice of gums bordering the paddocks. The GG dived at the Little Ravens, but didn't pursue them to kill (I doubt they'd eat birds of this size). The GG also pursued a Pied Currawong. The pursued were petrified - they scattered. Following this, the GG perched in an exposed section of a tree and surveyed its domain in peace. After a few minutes it took to the air, spiraling upwards until it became this shining, angelic thing (backlit by strong sunlight) and took away to the north. I've never seen threatening behavior from a GG before. What a privilege. LJ, January 7 2013.