Speaking of Egrets

To: Syd Curtis <>
Subject: Speaking of Egrets
From: Laurie&Leanne Knight <>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 18:07:55 +1000
Syd Curtis wrote:
>     I gather that there is some energy-saving advantage for birds by flying
> in a V-formation.  There is an Egret roost in the City Botanic Gardens here
> in Brisbane.  Mostly cattle egrets now, I think.  Their fly-paths down river
> to Moreton Bay commonly take them over Hawthorne (where I live).

As an example of the wildlife adapting to suburbia - I saw four straw necked
egrets perched on a roof top TV arial while riding to work last week.  Made a
bit of a change from the usual magpies and doves.

I wonder what is the heaviest bird that can perch on an average TV arial without
causing any structural damage ...

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