Off topic - Ainslie fox

To: 'Canberra Birds' <>
Subject: Off topic - Ainslie fox
From: David Rosalky <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:32:43 +0000

Yesterday, a Red Fox was wandering around ANU campus near the European Studies Centre on Liversidge St.  What interested me was that the local birds all reacted strongly.  Magpies and Currawongs swooped the fox and Noisy Miners set up their cacophonous chorus.


What makes birds react to foxes in a very different way from dogs, I wonder?  How come they don’t see a fox as just another dog with a long tail?


David Rosalky


From: Robin Hide [
Sent: Wednesday, 20 July 2016 3:18 PM
To: Canberra Birds <>
Subject: [canberrabirds] Off topic - Ainslie fox


The suburban movement of foxes continues apace- this one strolled around our garden in Ainslie at noon today.

Robin Hide



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