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Parakeets v Sparrowhawk

Whilst out doing another BTO Winter Thrush Survey today I noticed half a dozen or so Ring-necked Parakeets mobbing a Sparrowhawk. I’m not sure why but I found this quite weird. After all why should they not know a predator when they see one? Mind you the noise they were making would have been enough to drive even the most starving of raptors away.

Ray

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