Re: Birds & Mirrors

To: "Atriplex Services" <>, "Ken Maling" <>
Subject: Re: Birds & Mirrors
From: "Muir Environmental" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 11:31:29 +0800
Hi Atriplex Anne

I wonder if your Apostlebird wondered why its mate was so cold.....

It was probably too birdbrained to notice..... sorry, just a bit of sick
humour which I readily admit to, and couldn't resist....

Jennifer Muir

> From: Atriplex Services <>
> To: Ken Maling <>
> Cc: Birding-aus <>
> Subject: Re: Birds & Mirrors
> Date: Thursday, 17 December 1998 12:25
> I don't profess to be an expert but perhaps I should clarify my comments
> by emphasizing that I've mainly used mirrors for young birds being
> hand-reared and, notably for a juvenile (?) Apostlebird (with a broken
> ankle) which I was afraid might "pine" to death without its extended
> family. The ruse was an outstanding success. The bird would always roost
> snuggled up to a mirror until it was sucessfully returned to its family
> about 3 months later. Incidentally, it also became extremely talkative
> once the mirrors were put in the cage and I taped some of its
> vocalizations.
> A hand-reared magpie used to dance in front of our bedroom mirror. (We
> called it doing the Eagle Rock!)
> Anne
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