Nocturnal magpies

To: 'Paul Taylor' <>, 'Canberra Birds' <>
Subject: Nocturnal magpies
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:13:08 +0000
I hear this too. May be related to that they have a nest in the big tree that 
almost overhangs the house.

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Taylor 
Sent: Tuesday, 30 August, 2016 12:43 AM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: Nocturnal magpies

The night is dark and full of ... magpies?

Despite the darkness of an almost new moon (8.3% waning crescent), a magpie
was happily caroling well past midnight.  (Another - presumably it's mate -
chimed in occasionally.)

A pleasant change from the usual Willy Wagtails and Pied Currawongs (the
in the early pre-dawn, rather than the dead of night.)


    Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
                            I came, I saw, I ticked.

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