|To:||"'Anthony Overs'" <>, "'Ian Fraser'" <>|
|From:||"Philip Veerman" <>|
|Date:||Sun, 9 Aug 2009 17:19:45 +1000|
Anthony has said it before me. The nest that Anthony refers to was put out at any number of COG exhibitions during the 1980s and 1990s. My recollection is that story was that it was indeed from a bird that lived in a tree neighbouring an electrician's or hobbyist's house.
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-----Original Message-----The modest nest collection that COG has contains a beaut magpie nest that is predominantly man-made material. There are at least six different gauges of electrical wire, all with plastic insulation of various colours. The bird must have lived near an electrician's house or a new building site.
From: Anthony Overs [
Sent: Sunday, 9 August 2009 3:32 PM
To: Ian Fraser
Cc: Bird List
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Magpie nest
Yesterday on the beginners walk at lake ginninderra I confiscated a ten metre length of fishing line that was being collected by a magpie. He was a tad annoyed, but I'd rather not see young magpies hanging from the nest by the feet, as has been observed occasionally before.
2009/8/9 Ian Fraser <>
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