Urban magpies

To: Canberra Birds <>
Subject: Urban magpies
From: Nick Payne <>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:22:14 +0000
This pair of magpies have nested on top of an ACTEW transformer up a
pole a couple of streets away from us. There is a least one young
begging in the nest - it's head can just be seen between the left two
foreground insulators. I thought it a bit strange that they had nested
there, given the large number of suitable trees in the vicinity (Griffith).

There is also a large untidy nest near the top of one of the high
voltage power pylons on the median strip of Tuggeranong Parkway just
south of the Cotter Road overpass. Couldn't see from the overpass what,
if anything, was using it.

Nick Payne


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