Re: Teddy-bear eyes/magpie attacks

Subject: Re: Teddy-bear eyes/magpie attacks
From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 16:14:21 +1000 (EST)
Try photographing the birds - they hate cameras.  I had one 'swooper'
magpie all set up for some great shots - every time I would start moving
it would dive - and when I turned around and pointed the camera at it the
bird pulled out of its dive.  After half a dozen tries it gave up and left
me alone.  But I didn't get any shots!

Solution #2  Instead of the tea-towel, what about wearing a cap or floppy
hat under your bike helmet?  this should provide some cover for the
exposed skin.

Does anyone have similar stories of other species?   Masked lapwings have
a bad reputation in some places.

Russell Woodford

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