corvid scare (stone the crows!)

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Subject: corvid scare (stone the crows!)
From: Bron King <>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 1997 15:26:01 +1000 (EST)
My family was visiting our small property on the slopes of the mountains
south of Brown Mountain NSW, and I was walking in a small cleared area amid
My observations of birds and frogs, was interrupted by a HUGE noise, not unlike 
a group of motorcycles or a small aircraft flying at tree top level. 
I saw about 15 corvids ( in the surprise of the moment I was unable to tell 
which species) flying close over me, and the sound was issuing from their
I have never experienced so loud a sound from bird, and was not alone in my
observations.  Members of 2 families were scattered over about 300 metres,
and all gathered to compare notes on the amazing sound and spectacle.  The
only 2 species in the area are Corvus mellori - Little Raven and Corvus
Has anyone else ever experienced something like this, or read about the

Bronwyn King
Canberra, Australia



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