Birds and weather stations

To: "James, Vennessa" <>
Subject: Birds and weather stations
From: "Atzeni, Michael" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 09:42:18 +1000

Your villian is a Black-shouldered Kite, a small bird of prey, that is
common around the Darling Downs.  Incidentally, it's also the emblem of the
Toowoomba Bird Observers because, as you said, it IS a little darling,
despite its choice of a dining table!

I've forwarded your message to Birding-Aus hoping someone can provide a
solution, as I imagine this a potential problem with any weather station,
both here and overseas.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: James, Vennessa 
> Sent: Friday, 14 August, 1998 12:08 PM
> To:   Atzeni, Michael
> Cc:   Nicholas, Peter J
> Subject:      WS resident bird!!!
> Hi Mick,
> The platform on which our little friend likes to perch has a rectangular
> 115*85mm base, 10m from ground level.  A 30mm high cylindrical (total
> radiation) instrument upon a 10mm high circular levelling mechanism (80mm
> diameter) is situated to one end of the rectangular base.  With the bird
> in question frequenting the instrument, sitting over it and depositing
> faeces, blood, fur and feathers we are not obtaining the accurate total
> radiation data we require.  Is there a sound, workable solution to this
> problem?
> I am arranging to get a hold of the Win News video featuring the culprit
> ASAP so will let you know when its available to ID the little darling.
> Thanks Mick,
> Ness.

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