Species that have swooped me

To: Stephanie Haygarth <>
Subject: Species that have swooped me
From: Denis Wilson <>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:15:49 +1100
You've never been really swooped till you've been swooped (or technically "stooped") by a Peregrine Falcon, complete with the shrill Kee - Kee - Kee call. This was in late 1960s.

As with Philip's case, it was defending its nest.

But unlike most birds, its approach was vertical. Straight down through the crown of the big old gum tree on the escarpment at Lake George. But it started at about 100 metres altitude to give it some serious momentum.


Denis Wilson

To compromise on the environment
is to lose something - forever.

"The Nature of Robertson"

On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 5:38 PM, Stephanie Haygarth <> wrote:
Just to bring back happy memories for all swooped by brown goshawks, here's another two images from the other week's merry time at Mulligans! (With gratis appearance by noisy friarbird.)

Matthew Higgins

On 31/12/2014, at 4:45 PM, Ace Frawley wrote:

> 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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