Willy Wagtail nest

Subject: Willy Wagtail nest
From: Kiran Krishna <>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 17:06:28 +1000 (EST)
The Willy Wagtail nest is on the tree in front of the physics building in
between the tennis court and the playground in front of Ralph's Cafe (AKA 
Womens Sports Centre). One thing I noticed was that the two Willy Wagtails
(Why are they called Wagtails by the way?) that nested there were joined
by a couple more, in what looked like a contest for the nest. The birds
were chattering fiercely. Is this common behaviour? Please excuse my
enthusiasm: Excepting Superb Blue Wrens, these have got to be my favourite
common birds....


Kiran Krishna
3rd yr physics
(Falkiner High Energy Physics)
University of Sydney
NSW 2006


Home is so sad. It stays as it was left,
Shaped to the comfort of the last to go
As if to win them back. Instead, bereft
Of anyone to please, it withers so,
Having no heart to put aside the theft

And turn again to what it started as,
A joyous shot at how things ought to be,     
Long fallen wide. You can see how it was:     
Look at the pictures and the cutlery.     
The music in the piano stool. That vase.     
     - Home is so sad, Philip Larkin

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