It might as well be spring...........

To: "COG" <>
Subject: It might as well be spring...........
From: "Charmian Lawson" <>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 13:57:27 +1000
This morning while I was in the garden, the currawongs (which I loathe) were very active indeed, flying in and out of our Chinese elm. On closer inspection, I saw that one had a piece of black plastic in its beak, and another an empty chip packet. I chased them off, and a while later saw one was back. This time it was carrying a sock still with a peg in it (as per picture).  I frightened it off, and it came back for the sock, which as I chased it away again, it dropped so that it was swinging from the branch. The sock has now gone, so presumably (and unfortunately) there must be a nest being constructed nearby...
I have noticed that the crested pigeons are displaying. The bower birds (and we have lots of them all year round) are also very active. It seems that the birds really are being conned by this warm "winter" weather.
Charmian Lawson


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