Wild birds don't have foot injuries...

Subject: Wild birds don't have foot injuries...
From: Milburns <>
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 22:19:34 +1000
Terry Gourlay suggests that the Grey-headed Lapwing could not be a wild bird (or more specifically a natural vagrant) because it has a foot injury. The thesis that it has been tethered to a fishing boat and then has escaped once in Australian waters and flown many hundreds of kilometres inland is remotely plausible, as was the deliberate introduction from a zoo to bolster the flagging Burren Junction tourism industry. Inverting the logic, does this mean that the immaculate Princess Parrot in Stirling must therefore be a natural vagrant?

PJ Milburn
The Milburns
42 Bundey Street
ACT 2615

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