Good times. I'm glad the Crow flew in to my life, otherwise it was
going to be a Common Mynah removal and made into pie story. Thanks to
everyone who took the bait...
Happy April Fool's birders...
On 4/1/08, Evan Beaver <> wrote:
> One of the major advantages of working for the public service is the
> RDO. So I took a half day today to go and see this crow for my self.
> Arrived early at Dee Why and observed the bird as planned. It was
> fairly inquisitive and not too spooked. I ate a sandwich and drank a
> coffee and watched for half an hour or so. I tossed it the crust of my
> sandwich when I was finished and it wandered up to check me out. This
> gave me an idea.
> I'd been talking about trapping the bird and giving it to the
> authorities, jokingly at first, but it seemed like a better idea the
> more I thought about it. So, I coaxed the bird closer, opened the back
> of the wagon and tried to bait it in. Surprisingly it jumped happily
> into the car and into the back seat, eating the rest of my sandwich.
> This is the instinct that must have got it onto the boat in the first
> place. Then it was a simple matter of closing the boot! Bird trapped
> and happily eating. I called the local Wires rep and they came and
> collected it. Not sure what will happen next, but apparently there's
> some sort of process Wires and Customs need to go through to make a
> decision. Apologies for anyone who's been put out by this, but some
> convictions need to be stood by.
> Evan Beaver
> Lapstone, Blue Mountains, NSW
> lat=-33.77, lon=150.64
Lapstone, Blue Mountains, NSW
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