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|Subject:||NOT a cuckoo|
|From:||martin butterfield <>|
|Date:||Mon, 4 Jan 2010 09:51:02 +1100|
This morning an almighty ruckus broke out in downtown Carwoola. My immediate thought was that it was a Channel-billed cuckoo being harassed by some other birds (and having just listened to the BOCA recording of the species still think I wasn't unreasonable in this ID). The best description of the call I can recall comes from many years ago "like Miles Davis in his more experimental moments".|
As I got closer to the area where the noise was coming from it strangely appeared to be coming from more like groound level . Suddenly the Kunzea bushes shook and out rolled two foxes engaged in a vigorous contest of some description. They continued this as they came to within about 5m of where I was standing and on spotting me loped off towards the property boundary. I hope they took out a few rabbits en route.
I thins was a less well quarantined country I would be contemplating rabid behaviour!
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