Grebes mistake car park for lake

To: Nikolas Haass <>
Subject: Grebes mistake car park for lake
From: Chris <>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 14:15:06 +1000
When I worked for a month at Newhaven Reserve back in 2004 I had a Coot land on 
my roof at about 3am and wander around quite confused for half an hour (very 
noisily). It was on a bright moonlit night and the tin roof would have glowed 
like water from above I'm sure.


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On 15/12/2011, at 13:07, Nikolas Haass <> wrote:

> It is quite a common phenomenon in Europe that grebes accidentally land on 
> wet freeways or parking lots. However, the numbers in this Utah case are 
> shocking.
> Cheers,
> Nikolas
> ----------------
> Nikolas Haass
> Sydney, NSW
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> Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2011 1:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Grebes mistake car park for lake
> I once heard a rumour that grebes often land on the runways at Perth airport 
> and every morning a truck goes out with people to gather them up and return 
> them to a nearby wetland - but I have never seen/heard proof of it.  Now I'm 
> tempted to see if I can find out more.
> Belinda
> Stirling W.A.

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