Ravens v Choughs
In my last post I wrote about the Little Ravens feeding their recently fledged young in our garden. A few hours later I heard a great commotion coming from the mallee scrub near our house. A family of White Winged Choughs was on their regular patrol through our property. The ravens objected to the noisy neighbours coming to visit. Perhaps the ravens didn’t like anyone getting too close to their young.
Protection of young cuts both ways it seems. On investigating the noise I discovered that the Choughs were protecting a number of newly fledged young as well. These were quite small and only just able to fly.
No wonder there was conflict. No wonder they were upset with each other. And it all goes to show that spring is really here in South Australia with the frenzy of breeding all around.