The native falcon, karearea, is another endangered and fascinating local character. It is one of world’s most aggressive, fearless and infamously ferocious raptors. It won’t attack humans but watch it chase rabbits, birds and even chooks. A pair of local falcons hunt along the Shepherds Creek basin most days – are they karearea or just more plain Australasian harriers? There are several bird identification guides in the Lombardy library.

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