Peregrine Falcons on Bondi VET (Channel 10 TV)

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Peregrine Falcons on Bondi VET (Channel 10 TV)
From: David Stowe <>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:54:51 +1100
Hi Philip,
You got me intrigued so i just started to watch it online (although haven't 
finished as it was having issues playing via the Channel 10 site)

Yes it seems incredible that he hadn't worked out that he had the two chicks in 
care and the adults were upset flying at him!
I simply can't believe his hypothesis about poisoning since they couldn't fly 
and not realise that they were the chicks!!

Does it end with any resolution?


On 24/11/2013, at 11:35 PM, Philip Veerman <> wrote:

> 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. 
> Philip
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