audible warning of swooping magpie

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Subject: audible warning of swooping magpie
From: "Tom Wilson" <>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 20:52:48 +1000
Re Mike Simpson's message " 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
the pair of masked lapwings at Apple Tree Bay in Ku-rin-Gai NP (N Sydney)
were certainly not afraid to take on my 3 yea old son and his tricycle last
Sunday in defence of their one chick - 3-year old David was not impressed at
all and had to be rescued!

Tom Wilson

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