Wedge tail

To: "'Anthony Doyle'" <>
Subject: Wedge tail
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 10:34:34 +1000
Hello Anthony,
Isn't it more likely that you happened to lie down near a favoured perch or that it didn't see you until you moved?
Philip Veerman
24 Castley Circuit
Kambah  ACT  2902
02 - 62314041
-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Doyle [
Sent: Monday, 17 August 2009 9:19 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Wedge tail

A few years ago I solo climbed Mt Domain (near Tidbinbilla).  I stretched out for a lunchtime nap near the summit.  After a while I heard a crash in the tree above me.  Jumping up, I startled a wedge-tail that had just landed there.  He promptly flew off, slowly gliding down to Tidbinbilla.

In hindsight I wonder if he thought that I was carrion and that if I had stayed still would he have floated down and taken a bite?  That would have been quite something although I doubt that I could have held my nerve that long.

Could the experts advise if he really was getting ready for a homo sapiens sandwich?

Anthony (the indigestible)

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