Cockatoos dropping rocks

To: Matthew Willis <>
Subject: Cockatoos dropping rocks
From: Graeme Clifton <>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 11:40:52 +0000
Hi Matthew,
Sounds like a “wind up” to me.


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> On 10 May 2018, at 9:14 pm, Matthew Willis <> wrote:
> A strange question...
> A friend of mine is moving into a new apartment in Gungahlin with a big 
> balcony. The building design means it extends much further than those above.
> She came home the other day to find a smashed tile and a shattered rock 
> nearby. She assumed it was dropped (accidentally or not) from one of the 
> balconies above and asked the strata manager to investigate. Their reply read 
> in part:
> "I have spoken to our facilities manager and he has said that it is 
> surprisingly common for cockatoos to fly and drop rocks and that this has 
> been the case with a few other complexes across Canberra".
> Has anyone come across such behaviour among Canberran cockatoos?
> Thank you!
> Matthew

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