YTBCs over Deakin: rain?

To: Martin Butterfield <>
Subject: YTBCs over Deakin: rain?
From: Evan Beaver <>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:28:11 +1100
I have heard that some equate each YTBC with an inch of rain; 5 cockies fly over, 5 inches of rain coming.

I stopped believing it the day 500 flew over me in the Blue Mountains.

On 14 February 2014 08:08, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:
Looking at the current radar image would suggest that any such prediction is taking a long view - to about Adelaide.  


On 14 February 2014 08:03, David Nicholls <> wrote:
3+ Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos in west Deakin (nr Kent St) at present, sitting in our Yellow Box , whistling and squawking at each other, wheeling around then returning.

Has anyone heard of the belief that such behaviour predicts rain?

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Evan Beaver
Kambah, ACT
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