Ravens and golf balls.

To: birding-aus <>
Subject: Ravens and golf balls.
From: John Gamblin <>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 17:06:48 -0700 (PDT)
G'day Unca Tones, Aragorn, Tom Cobra's and all,
In my day of swinging the metal shaft I was a big hitter, can't re~CAWL having any Ravens or Crows filch my balls. Mind you can't remember to many fair ways. Tee's and greens yep. A kookaburra once got a bit to close to a Tee shot of mine, days of having Kevin my Kookaburra on my shoulder and exploding golf balls.
This early a.m.  ... I was out back putting some washing on the line, magpie on my shoulder protecting her Dad. I started chatting, over the garden fence with my over the road neighbour. He had Rene the Rainbow Lorikeet on his shoulder. Suddenly a little head pops up with a magpie lark on it. I think you had to have been there to get the drift.
As we humans stopped talking but stayed where we were to allow the girls/birds to have a natter.
Fourth option make shorter golf clubs for birds :^D>>>
JAG drives off "Duck" Tones.
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Original Message
From: "Bill Stent" <>
To: "'Tony Russell'" <>
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 10:30 AM
Subject: RE: [BIRDING-AUS] Ravens and golf balls.

I disagree.
There's considerable benefit in golf - such as having all the golf players out there in the open for ravens to drop balls on them from a great height.
A the A

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From: Tony Russell [
Sent: Monday, 2 June 2003 10:47 AM
To: Andy Burton
Cc: birding-aus
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Ravens and golf balls.

I'll go for the third alternative, it has to be the only sane option.

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From: "Andy Burton" <>
To: <>
Cc: "Alfred Bernhard" <>
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 9:39 AM
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Ravens and golf balls.

I have just been contacted by my local council re Ravens collecting golf balls and dropping them from a great height. A local resident is somewhat miffed about this activity, presumably because of safety considerations.

Are there any solutions to this problem?
I presume that it is illegal to remove the birds. This leaves, in my mind, three other possible solutions:

1) Wear proctective headgear.
2) Move house.
3) Ban golf.
Doubtless someone will have some more sensible suggestions or have I covered all bases?
Regards, Andy

Andy Burton's Bush Tours
52 Abingdon Rd,
NSW 2069
Ph 61 2 9416 2636
Mob 0408 937 531

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