Following reports of the House Crow on Phillip
Island earlier in the week on this net ( Mike Carter / Rohan Clarke) two of us
in Adelaide thought we'd give it a try before someone disposed of it..
Driving over on Thursday we found it fairly quickly
on some power lines with four Little Ravens on St Leonards Rd at 38 30 44s 145
08 06e, inland from Shelly Beach carpark.
The following morning we happened to meet Ken
Simpson and Nick Day who were out looking for it, and although the bird was
moving around with a flock of ravens, we managed to find it a number of times,
most frequently at 38 31 03s 145 07 58e on the top of a cliff on the south
coast, where Ken got some stills and Nick got in some video footage. The birds
were moving about roughly between these two GPS points, frequently stopping on
the tops of bushes and going to ground, presumably to feed.
Of course the rain that day soaked us all, but it
was still warm, and in the middle of a successful twitch, so what?
Has anyone else been out there to see it yet, or
has someone already followed Graham Pizzey's advice?
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