Species that have swooped me

To: "'Ace Frawley'" <>, "'Cog line'" <>
Subject: Species that have swooped me
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:25:10 +1100
I've had most of them (not Red Wattlebird), without thinking too hard, I can add, at their nest: Peregrine Falcon, Silver Gull, Willie Wagtail, Grey Butcherbird, Pied Butcherbird (that one bit me in the face)...... Black Swan, Cape Barren Goose in terrestrial attack and, on being attacked by an Emu I have been forced to escape by climbing up a tree and being stuck there for 30 minutes, whilst it walked around the tree, when I was near the nest (back in 1977). Some owls are good at this too but I haven't had that.
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From: Ace Frawley [
Sent: Wednesday, 31 December 2014 4:45 PM
To: Cog line
Subject: [canberrabirds] Species that have swooped me

I was swooped by a Noisy Friarbird today as I paused to watch it feeding its young in the nest.  This is the first time I've been swooped by this species, which got me thinking of all those which have.  I'm sure others will have more, but for me, so far, this is the list of birds that I can remember swooping me:

Australian Magpie
Masked Lapwing
Brown  Goshawk
Pied Currawong
Dusky Woodswallow
Red Wattlebird
Noisy Friarbird
Noisy Miner

I would be interested in hearing what encounters others have had.
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