Birds and Sport

To: 'Con' <>, "" <>
Subject: Birds and Sport
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2021 23:43:40 +0000
Hi Con,

This has sort of already done. See the book: (2002) 'Magpie alert: learning
to live with a wild neighbour (Darryl Jones)', Reviewed by me in 2002
Canberra Bird Notes 27: 138-139.


-----Original Message-----
From: Canberrabirds
 On Behalf Of Con
Sent: Sunday, 17 October, 2021 10:27 AM
Subject: Birds and Sport

This one deserves a sporting book of its own - written from the Magpie
perspective. I suggest the following title:

'The Joy of Magpie'

kind regards


On 10/17/2021 10:23 AM, Nick Payne via Canberrabirds wrote:
> Magpies and cyclists: the last time the UCI world road cycling
> championships were held in Australia (Geelong, September 2010), we went
> down to watch the races. The Belgian cyclist Philippe Gilbert, who won
> the world championship a couple of years later, commented: "I was riding
> along the coastline on my own when an unidentifiable object brushed past
> me. I looked around and saw a large bird flying away. Now I understand
> why cyclists here ride around with antennae on their helmets. But I do
> not intend to do that."
> The world championships next year are being held in Wollongong, at the
> same time of year, so international cyclists will again get to enjoy
> Australian Magpies.
> Nick Payne

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