|Subject:||Masked Lapwings' 3 Chicks, Tuggeranong|
|From:||Matthew Willis <>|
|Date:||Tue, 9 Dec 2014 10:48:03 +1100|
Several years ago there was a pair who had a nest set up at the front of my daughter's school in Gungahlin. For whatever reason they had decided to set up right next to the drop off zone in the main carpark and had to spend each morning and afternoon freaking out at all the people coming and going. They never hurt anyone, and vice versa, but it must have been stressful for them.
I've long been fascinated by the protective strategy of Lapwings. The way one comes at you from the front along the ground, making a big fuss, while the other takes off to swoop you from behind is pretty much identical to the velociraptor behaviour described in Jurassic Park (without the flying, of course). A bit of inspiration for the script writer, perhaps.
On Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 10:34 AM, Philip Veerman <> wrote:
What part of ACT Gov puts up the signs of "beware swooping bird"? I think
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