To: 'Terry Munro' <>, 'COG Chatline' <>
Subject: Wedgies
From: John Bundock <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2016 11:30:38 +0000

I agree with Terry. I’ve photographed the chick, having seen it on 2 occasions. It can only be seen from a distance because of the position of the tree. From directly beneath (where I haven’t been) the chick would not be visible on top of the large nest. This is not a wilderness area; it’s close to suburbs and any bird there would have to get used to people walking around. I can’t see that an occasional, short  visit by a bird-watcher or watchers would make much difference. It can only be photographed using a zoom lens. The photo doesn’t give a proper appreciation of where the photographer was located.


John Bundock



From: Terry Munro [
Sent: Monday, 4 January 2016 5:29 PM
To: COG Chatline
Subject: [canberrabirds] Wedgies


 I have known about this Wedgies nest since early Oct. Since that time I have visited the location on four occasions to see how it was progressing. Twice, including the last occasion, I had company simply because I no longer drive. On all occasions we were about 100 to 150 metres away from the nest & stayed there for only a few minutes taking photos. You simply can't see the nest if you are closer unless you are standing under the tree. I am fully aware of how scitish wedgies are about people getting too close to their nests. This was explained to all those who accompanied me. I would like to think that this is a lot of unecessary fuss.

Terry Munro

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