Re: bored of dongers/dongas

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Subject: Re: bored of dongers/dongas
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 1998 17:58:52 +1000
Shane Raidal wrote:
> Alas it is not all hard luck.  I am sure birds learn to avoid flying low
> over roads.  I have seen magpie larks suddenly fly upwards and "over" as
> they approached a road.  I assumed that it had learnt to associate bitumen
> with danger. Has anyone else seen this?

A friend of mine in Minneapolis complained about a crow that flew along
the road directly towards her windscreen (sorry, "windshield") before
flying out of the way at the last minute.  Given that crows are well
for their intelligence, perhaps this one has fun playing "chicken"?  :)

   Paul Taylor                           Veni, vidi, tici -
                    I came, I saw, I ticked.

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