House Crow in Fremantle WA

To: Frank O'Connor <>
Subject: House Crow in Fremantle WA
From: John Harris <>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 10:55:25 +0000
Good to see you finally got it,  Frank.

As i suggested some time ago,  on Facebook,  my conspiracy theory about
trying to lift the WA economy (struggling after the mining crash) by having
vagrant birds turning up. Think there is now more evidence for that ☺ Just
as the honey buzzard novelty was wearing off, along comes the hobby,  then
curlew,  warbler,  Imperial pigeon and now a House Crow.

Twitchers,  like Rohan Clarke,  are flocking to Perth and taking their
dollars with them.....

Some might call me jealous..... maybe they are right,  although i did get
the Honey Buzzard at Christmas but didn't go log for the snipe that was
also around at the time.

Cheers to all, the vagrants especially! !
On 9 Mar 2016 8:29 pm, "Frank O'Connor" <> wrote:

> Thanks to Louis Purdy, Damian Baxter, Rob Davis, John Graff for
> broadcasting the House Crow today.
> It is at the J Shed near the South Mole / Bather's Beach in Fremantle on
> Fleet Street. It has been reported to DAFWA, so I expect it will get
> removed in the near future. It was trying to eat a bright yellow small
> plastic ball, that the ravens had first had a go at. It was interacting
> with the ravens, but if it got too close then the much larger ravens would
> push it away.
> I had passed up the chance about 15 years ago to check out one on Rottnest
> Island (there were two I believe). I also missed going for the one in
> Sydney about 10 years ago. So it meant more to me than some other twitches
> I have seen recently.
> What a year for WA. Crested Honey Buzzard, Eurasian Hobby, Kamchatka
> Warbler, Eurasian Curlew, 'imperial pigeon' and House Crow.
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