Quite an attractive bird but very noisy and sometime vicious to other birds and sometime to its own species. I've frequently seen it fly through a group of smaller birds shrieking and scaring them off. Once I saw it attack a Sparrow which lay on the ground stunned for sometime.
Today at the Fiesta Grounds bandstand at we had a 'Sihek Saga' that I was able to get some photograph of.
The young Sihek shown above came to perch on the railing of the dance floor portion of the bandstand. It was almost like a planned photo shoot with it giving me different poses.
While it was gone aSparrow took the vacant spot on the railing and was posing nicely for me.
Such a morning for a novice flyer.