Peregrine Falcons on Bondi VET (Channel 10 TV)

To: "'Philip Veerman'" <>, <>, "'COG Chatline'" <>
Subject: Peregrine Falcons on Bondi VET (Channel 10 TV)
From: "Peter Ormay" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:43:21 +1100

I saw that Bondi Vet show and got the impression that he mistook the juvenile falcons for adults or just made up a story out of ignorance. The adults were clearly buzzing him. He ever asked for a hard hat.


What I missed in the story was where the supposedly injured falcons came from. Were they collected at ground level?



From: Philip Veerman [
Sent: Sunday, 24 November 2013 11:36 PM
To: ; 'COG Chatline'
Subject: [canberrabirds] Peregrine Falcons on Bondi VET (Channel 10 TV)


I saw bits of this story yesterday in between other things but I couldn't work out what was supposed to be happening. He had a family of Peregrine Falcons that were nesting in some building in Sydney, that were supposedly having some problems (that I missed hearing what he thought that was) but then he had two clearly young birds (by their plumage) taken from there that looked like they were probably about to fledge. The story seemed to me to be that he thought these two were the adult breeding pair, which they clearly weren't (both showing all the features of juvenal plumage) and that something was wrong with them, but they looked fine. Then when looking in the nest site he couldn't work out where the chicks were (but he had them in a box). The footage also cut away to what were clearly the adults flying around the nest site as they normally do. So I was lost as to the message he was trying to tell. It seemed completely wonky to me. He seemed surprised that these two birds seemed reluctant to fly but it makes sense that they probably had never flown before. Did anyone who saw this make better sense of it than I did? Of course there is no mechanism that I can see to send this message to the show.


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