Wedge tails a threat for livestock

To: "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Wedge tails a threat for livestock
From: "Max Breckenridge" <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:22:38 +1100
Friends of ours who own a small property just west of Albury have been keeping 
goats/kids for the past year or two. Along with around about 15-20 goats, they 
have a pair of Alpaca and two geese (don’t know if they’d act as a deterrent 
although they are very rowdy). They are yet to have had any problems with 
losing kids and while I was staying on their property two weeks ago, I twice 
observed a pair of Wedgies circling the ridge above where the goats feed and, 
at the time, were looking after young.

Also, a few years back, my grandparents owned about 1000 goats on their 
property at Coonabarabran. They had no problems with eagles thanks to their 
pair of Miramars, I think the same dog breed that have been used to deter foxes 
from Little Penguin colonies. 


Max Breckenridge
Gladesville NSW

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