eagles and owls

To: "'COG Chatline'" <>
Subject: eagles and owls
From: "Jim & Marg Peachey" <>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 07:31:54 +1100

Hi Everyone,


I have heard that, in the name of a good photograph, that some people (not necessarily COGgers) are forcing adults off a nest for a length of time that may be detrimental to the chicks.  Newly hatched chicks do not thermoregulate and can die if the adult is off the nest for only a short time.


In the last few weeks RSPCA Wildlife has received about 10 boobook owls that have been attacked by magpies and currawongs.  These owls should be roosting somewhere safe during the day.  If they are disturbed from their roost during the day they are at risk of death, and, if they are raising chicks then the chicks are also facing death.


Please be mindful of the picture that is bigger than a photo.



Marg Peachey

RSPCA Wildlife

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