FW: What's the fuss?

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Subject: FW: What's the fuss?
From: Debbie Lustig <>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 09:39:02 +1000

Subject: What's the fuss?
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2010 18:06:39 +1000

Late afternoon in Elsternwick, SE Melbourne. The calls of several Pied 
Currawongs are heard, growing closer. Suddenly, ten alight on a eucalypt in our 
garden, near a busy thoroughfare. The noise is incredible - a cacophony of 
shrieks, whistles, squawks. One seems to have something the others don't, but 
it's not much of a prize: a lump of grass. Or is it? The others evict this bird 
with aggressive swoops.
Does anyone have an idea why this may have caused such a fuss? (Please see 

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