Magpies v Echidna

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Subject: Magpies v Echidna
From: Con Boekel <>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:32:45 +1000
On Black Mountain this morning seven magpies were mobbing (but not swooping) an echidna. A Pied Currawong and four Crimson Rosellas were attracted to the noise. Having found the echidna and apparently having decided it posed an existential threat to Magpiedom, the maggies thereafter did not seem quite to know what to do with it. The magpie pictured was the one which got closest to the echnidna. They kept up their calling for a while, appeared to realize that the echidna was ignoring them completely, and then flew off in ones and twos.


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