FW: [canberrabirds] A post-modern hollow

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] A post-modern hollow
From: Suzanne EDGAR <>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 01:09:00 +0000




From: Suzanne EDGAR [
Sent: Tuesday, 11 September 2018 11:07 AM
To: 'Dr David Rosalky' <>
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] A post-modern hollow


I thought it meant highfalutin arcane aca bullshit



From: Dr David Rosalky
Sent: Monday, 10 September 2018 9:48 PM
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Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] A post-modern hollow



I haven’t got a clue what post-modern means but I think I now know that it doesn’t relate to a nest in a broken street lamp.  Pity.



From: David McDonald (personal)
Sent: Monday, 10 September 2018 9:06 PM
To: Canberrabirds <>
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] A post-modern hollow


The many sociologists on this list are probably scratching their heads trying to work out how a broken street light, with a myna nest in it, is aptly describes as 'post-modern'.

The appellation perhaps reflects the contested definitions of post-modernism?


On 2018-09-09 17:17, Dr David Rosalky wrote:

A pair of Common Mynas in my street in Deakin has chosen a broken street light for a nesting hollow.  The shield glass has broken leaving a fair-sized, if rather jagged, opening.

I can’t see exactly what stage they are at but it appears there is grass and other nesting material in the light; I have seen one bird in the nest and one on top of the post with a large insect in its bill; I have seen both birds in the nest.


But I have not seen incubation or feeding activity yet.  So I am not sure if they yet have eggs in the light. I’ll keep watching.


David Rosalky

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