Gull vs Hawk

Last night’s possum carcass
Has drawn attention

from a curious black-backed gull
and the regularly visiting kahu

these fierce competitors
for a feed

battle in the air

calling loudly as they circle

seeking to gain ascendancy

far out
high over the harbour…

the gull wins
Round 1
returning to pick at the possum
within minutes of
forcing the kahu to flee

But later the kahu comes back
and returns to check each day

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