Attacking Magpie-larks

To: "Peter Shute" <>, "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Attacking Magpie-larks
From: "Birding Services Brisbane" <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 09:56:40 +1000
Hi Peter

The birds were either at outdoor eateries, railway stations where they picked up scraps, or outdoor areas at places like hospitals where people sat and had tea and scones while encouraging lung cancer. Some birds were very unpredictable. They would wander around picking up food scraps then suddenly swoop at the eyes of a seemingly random person. Some were selective with their victims - they would only target only women or specific people. I don't believe that they were trying to pester people into feeding them as there was often plenty of food still about.

Roy Sonnenburg

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