audible warning of swooping magpie

To: "John Leonard" <>, <>
Subject: audible warning of swooping magpie
From: "Mike Simpson" <>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 20:13:35 +1000
Not sure about the magpies, but there are a pair of spur-winged plovers in
my local park with a pair of chicks, and the male will swoop on
anyone/anything which approaches them, he actually hit my dog yesterday when
we got too near. He also made a stream of calls before the attack, so seems
to have the same behaviour patterns as your magpies.

Best regards - Mike
Penrith, NSW, Australia

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