'[T]wo massive eagles/hawkes feasting on two of my chooks'

To: "'David McDonald (personal)'" <>, "" <>
Subject: '[T]wo massive eagles/hawkes feasting on two of my chooks'
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 02:34:00 +0000

Is there a practical way to address these posts? Apart from that it is a long time since I saw an e in hawks. They probably refer to Wedge-tail Eagles. All these occurrences are believable, though not likely to be especially common. Is there a shortage of other prey available? Foxes and dogs are likely to be a bigger danger. If “Chooks very nervy and hiding in hedge” 'I doubt any connection there but even if there is, that is likely to reduce the risk to them. Providing cover for the chickens is surely likely to at least help.




From: David McDonald (personal) [
Sent: Wednesday, 14 March, 2018 12:19 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] '[T]wo massive eagles/hawkes feasting on two of my chooks'


Posted to the Bywong & Wamboin Hub Facebook page this morning:

'Warning to neighbors and local residents, I just caught two massive eagles/hawkes feasting on two of my chooks. Nothing left but a pile of feathers. This happened very quickly - I was only outside with them 15-20 minutes earlier. The perks of rural living.'

Someone replied 'Circling Bywong on weekend. Chooks very nervy and hiding in hedge'

Another: 'That’s so sad Karen! Bloody eagles! I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what happened to Lucy our cat!'

And: 'Its a real possibility. Someone else on the hub lost there little dog to eagles not long ago.'

For info - David


David McDonald
1004 Norton Road
Wamboin NSW 2620
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