Rare ducks & cockies

To: Purcell's <>
Subject: Rare ducks & cockies
From: "Anne & Roger A. Green" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 12:47:51 +0930
>   On the  dam was a small group of unusual ducks...from the fleeting
> glimpse not like  anything I'd seen... Then I had to laugh.  Some wag
> of a farmer had set up beautiful artificial ducks on the dam. Very
> realistic. I hope he had a laugh at my expense if he saw me.

For 12 months now we've getting regular sightings and reports of pink,
blue or yellow Little Corellas and a Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo around the
Word has it that inmates at the local prison farm are trapping the birds
(probably easy to do at the dairy, where the birds congregate to feed
from the cows' feeders) and creating these "designer"  birds. I suspect
(and hope) that they're spraying on harmless food dyes from the kitchen
(also operated by inmates).
Gives new meaning to the term gaol birds, doesn't it?

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