25 thoughts on “Australia in the “News”

  1. Oh my, a bit more excitement than they expected! I’ve seen magpies occasionally, especially up in Rocky Mountain National Park, but never more than one at a time. And they’ve never attacked me. Usually they just scold and look for scraps of food.

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    1. They can be very dangerous and agressive here; at the moment there is a sign up in the park where I take Coco for his run warning of the Magpies mating in the area and to be wary of attack. My son Nathan has always had a problem, for some reason they go after him and really give him hell. They’ve never so much as smiled at meπŸ˜„

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      1. When I lived in Oklahoma City, there was a park a few miles away that put up similar signs every year during the Mississippi kites’ mating/nesting season. (Kites are small raptors.)

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  2. ​. . . a tennis racquet would have come quite handy . . . ​

    ejd

    Gateway to much of what I do: *http://dispersertracks.com *

    On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 5:38 PM, LordBeariOfBow wrote:

    > LordBeariOfBow posted: “Might have to hire out my Coco for these events, > XD We’re certainly making the news, internationally, for all the right > reasons πŸ˜› 🐻 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-37616152” >

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    1. Yes the Magpies are very attached and protective of each other, and those pesky humans need to stay well clear of them, and stop butting into their territory when it’s spring and mating time 😈 πŸ˜‰

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  3. Well, assailing humans or not, magpies are still beautiful birds. I saw this having seen American ones, in Los Olivos, California. Twice. Never anywhere else. I’m sure he lived, I’m assuming the groom got a hard peck first.

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    1. They’re definately one of my favourites, along with the Galahs, Cockatoos and the Kookaburras which are my absolute favorites. When I lived in Manly on the Northern Beaches we had a family of Kookaburras (they do have families and stick together and the older ones teach the younger,) visit us quite regularly, we had a towering gum tree in the back garden which they rather liked.
      It’s probably not all the groom got!

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  4. It looks as if most of our magpies have done their bit for the season. I am seeing a number of young ones around. Also there is a nest of a magpie lark nearby and I can see two tails sticking out either side. Guess they’ll start flying soon.

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    1. There haven’t been many around at the park where I take Coco for his run, normally they are everywhere and he has great fun chasing them, but seems they have flown the coop. Thye’ve never bothered, or come after me, but my son Nathan, they just love him! XD

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      1. I have a bunch of photos on my mobile phone which I mean to download and post some day. They come to our balcony from time to time – but I see the Lord has directed you to some links including their laugh – so I hope you have a chance to check it out. We all love our Kookabukkas as my granddaughter used to call them.

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