Birds in the heat

To: "'John Leonard'" <>, "'Birding-aus'" <>
Subject: Birds in the heat
From: "Mike Simpson" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 08:59:23 +1100
> A few years ago I drove over the Hay Plains when the temperature was in
>40s and was very amused to see at certain telegraph poles a row of Little
>lined up in the not very wide shadow.

Hi John,

Here in Penrith, usually the hottest place in the Sydney area, several pairs
of Masked Lapwings live in Jamieson Park. When the temperature approaches 40
deg C they stand in line in the shadow of the floodlight stanchions at the
netball courts. As the shadow moves, so the lapwings shuffle around to stay
within its bounds.

Regards, Mike Simpson
Penrith, NSW, Australia

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